SHARE THE UCAV: Boeing probably should not be the sole supplier of Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles (UCAVs) to the Department of Defense, according to Merluzeau. Already the prime contractor for the Air Force's UCAV program, the company also is competing with Northrop Grumman to build the carrier-based Navy UCAV. "We believe that the acquisition of [only] Boeing platforms ... might be a problem, due to the acquisition cycle of UCAVs," Merluzeau says. After the current crop of UCAV vehicles ...


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