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Weekly Alert -- April 21, 2015

News on the Army's Shadow UAS, the X-47B and more. Read the Alert

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Army To Begin Flight Tests In Shadow Drone Engine Development

The Army this summer will begin testing the offerings of two companies competing to produce a new engine for the Shadow unmanned aircraft system, according to the service's product manager for the program.

X-47B Engages Drogue, Will Pass Fuel In Next Air-To-Air Refueling Test

The X-47B unmanned carrier system-demonstrator engaged the refueling drogue of an Omega K-707 tanker April 15, and plans to pass fuel in an unmanned aerial refueling demonstration next week before the system is retired, according to a Naval Air Systems Command spokeswoman.

SOCOM Releases RFP For Mid-Endurance UAS ISR Services

U.S. Special Operations Command has released a request for proposals seeking intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services for a worldwide Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft System III.

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Official: Alaska Stands To Get Apache Helicopters, Gray Eagle Drones

A future fighter aircraft -- manned or unmanned -- is likely to need more range and payload than speed and agility as countries like Russia, China and Iran invest in long-range air defenses that can keep high-value support assets including aerial refueling tankers up to 1,000 nautical miles away from their military installations, but stealth remains critical despite advances in radar technology, according to a new Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments study.

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