The Hunter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system "may prove unsuitable for use by operational forces" and jeopardize the goal of developing a joint service system, the General Accounting Office said in a report yesterday that recommended delaying a second low-rate production contract pending satisfactory tests of the system. The Defense Dept.'s plan to commit to full-rate production of the land-based configuration is "premature," GAO said, as long as the system's ability to meet Navy ...


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