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GAO: Air Force Needs New Recruiting, Retention Plan For RPA Pilots

The Air Force should modify its recruiting and retention strategies for pilots of remotely piloted aircraft to mitigate current and future challenges, the Government Accountability Office says in a new report.

Navy Conducts First Night Flight Of X-47B UCAS-D

The Navy last week conducted the first night flight of an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System-Demonstrator over Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD.

Air Force Progresses With MQ-9 Block 5, Block 50 Ground Control Station Development

The Air Force is proceeding with the development and evaluation of its Block 5 MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and plans to award a contract to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems to modify Block 30 ground control stations in support of those efforts.

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Air Force's 25-year RPA Plan Includes Unmanned Cargo, Tanker Aircraft

The Air Force has released its latest guidance on the development of remotely piloted systems and aircraft in an attempt to look beyond the "tyranny" of the current budget cycle, which is forcing the service to recalibrate its spending on unmanned capabilities, according to service officials.

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