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Weekly Alert -- July 22, 2014

Lots of UCLASS coverage, plus news on MQ-9 and more. Read the Alert

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Congress Concerned UCLASS Will Develop Before Requirements Are Set

Senate appropriations committee members are concerned the Navy will proceed with the development of the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike program before establishing 'stable requirements,' a position that is reflected in the panel's recent mark of the fiscal year 2015 spending bill.

Navy Set To Launch UCLASS Competition Next Week

The Navy next week will seek permission from the Pentagon's acquisition executive to launch a four-way competition for the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike air vehicle and issue a classified request for proposals as the service moves forward with its plan to integrate unprecedented capabilities into its aircraft carrier strike groups, according to a senior official.

Despite Progress, Training Backlog Slows Guard's Conversion To MQ-9

With the transfer of its beloved A-10s to Moody Air Force Base, GA, and the departure of the majority of its pilots, the 188th Wing of the Arkansas Air Force National Guard is working through the challenges associated with converting from manned to unmanned platforms.

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