The first guided weapon drop from Boeing's X-45A unmanned combat air vehicle prototype is expected within the next two weeks, according to Mike Francis, director of the Joint Unmanned Combat Air System (J-UCAS) program office. Originally scheduled for the weekend of April 4, bad weather over the test range at China Lake, Calif., combined with other pressing priorities, have pushed the drop back, according to Francis. The X-45A conducted its first drop of an unguided inert Small Smart ...

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