U.S. Army Could Buy First Eight FTUAS Two Years Early

The U.S. Army is wrapping up its “buy, try, inform” effort to evaluate competing runway-independent tactical unmanned aircraft systems as it prepares to finalize its acquisition strategy to replace the Textron RQ-7B Shadow. Credit: Martin UAV
FORT RUCKER, Alabama—The U.S. Army could buy up to eight Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (FTUAS) in fiscal 2023, two years early, Col. Scott Anderson said July 23. Anderson, the UAS program manager, said the accelerated fielding of FTUAS Increment 1 will be limited to a subset of...
Steve Trimble

Steve covers military aviation, missiles and space for the Aviation Week Network, based in Washington DC.

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