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Bell pushes TUAV life-cycle cost in bid
Bell has entered its Eagle Eye vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle in the Tactical UAV competition, but has opted to promote its life cycle cost and disregard the cost requirements the Pentagon issued.
The Pentagon said its wants a TUAV unit fly-away cost of $350,000 at the 33rd air vehicle and $300,000 at the 100th air vehicle. But Bell's UAV business development manager, Charles Jacobus, said the $350,000 cost "can't be met."