One or more of the contenders for the U.S. Navy’s Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike System (Uclass)—Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and Northrop Grumman—may decline to bid unless they can persuade the Navy to change its requirements, according to government and analyst sources close to the program. The Navy issued a draft request for proposals on April 17 (details are secret) but Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin may ...


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