The U.S. Army intends to deploy four vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to six platoons next April for a demonstration that will inform requirements for the RQ-7B Shadow replacement. The UAS are the Martin UAV/Northrop Grumman V-BAT tailsitter VTOL, Textron Hybrid Quad Aerosonde VTOL, Arcturus UAV Jump hybrid VTOL and L3Harris FVR hybrid VTOL. The demonstration is funded in two six-month increments, Brig. Gen. Walter Rugen, aviation cross functional team ...

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