Marking its 2-millionth unmanned-aircraft flight hour, the U.S. Army is turning its attention to how the operation of its current UAS fleet needs to evolve. “We are post-development on all of our systems, and in production and fielding,” says Col. Timothy Baxter, project manager for unmanned aircraft systems. “The platforms we have are the platforms we will have for the foreseeable future,” he says. What lies ahead are technology refreshes, more advanced payloads, and new roles ...


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