Work is beginning on a program to develop a kit enabling joint tactical air controllers to take command of sensors and weapons on manned and unmanned aircraft to increase the speed and accuracy of fire support for ground forces. Northrop Grumman and Raytheon have been awarded contracts for Phase 1 of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (Darpa) four-year Precision Close Air Support (PCAS) program. In PCAS, a direct digital link between the joint tactical air ...


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