Technology to rapidly equip different aircraft types for the close air-support mission and provide fast, digital coordination with ground controllers is to move into live-fire flight testing later this year. Raytheon has begun work under a $25.5 million contract for Phase 3 of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) program. Flight tests are planned to begin in July. The program has two elements. PCAS-Ground is a new, all-digital kit for ...


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