The Marine Corps is looking to industry to install an improved heavy fuel engine into two RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aerial aircraft to increase its capability and time between overhaul, according to the program manager.
Following last week's release of Air Force cost-per-flight-hour data for the U-2 and Global Hawk, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman are trading blows over which high-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft is operationally better value despite the service's decision to delay retiring the U-2 until 2019.
Two Navy unmanned aircraft systems -- the MQ-4C Triton and MQ-8 Fire Scout -- experienced significant cost decreases due to air vehicle numbers, according to the latest iteration of the Defense Department's Selected Acquisition Report.
- Marines Look To Install Heavy Fuel Engine Into Two RQ-21A Air Vehicles
- Lockheed, Northrop Boast Merits Of U-2, Global Hawk As BCA Cuts Loom
- White Paper: UAS Procedures Testing Report To Be Released This Summer
- Lawmakers Want White House To Lend UAS To Jordan Before China Does
- DOD Aims To Expand Interoperability Efforts To Ground, Sea Drones
- U.S. Sending Unarmed Drones And Humvees To Ukraine; Still No Lethal Aid
- X-47B Refueling Flight Test This Spring Before Air Vehicle Retirement
- UCLASS Review Wraps Up This Summer As Work Continues On Program
- AeroVironment Looks Beyond DOD Sales, Seeking Commercial And International Work
- After Five-Year Delay, Navy Eyes FY-16 To Restart RMS Production
- Global Hawk's Cost Per Flight Hour Drops Below $15K In 2014
- Beale AFB Combating Uncertainty With Focus On Global ISR Mission
- General Atomics Offers Reaper To Spain
- General Atomics Flies Predator B With Air-To-Air Radar
- General Atomics' Predator XP Sets Company Long-Endurance Flight Record
- MDA Revisits Boost-Phase Mission By Pursuing A UAV Laser
- Air Force Determined To Train ISR Groups For High-End Fight Despite Cuts
- FAA Unveils Draft Small UAS Rule
The Federal Aviation Administration faces "some critical steps" to keep the integration of unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace moving forward, according to the Government Accountability Office.
- Senate Authorizers' FY-15 Defense Policy Bill, Report
- Senate Committee's Summary Of The FY-15 Defense Policy Bill
- Army Sources-Sought Notice On Ground Vehicle Technologies
- House Armed Services Committee's FY-15 Defense Authorization Bill
- House Bill On Pivot To Asia-Pacific
- DARPA Broad Agency Announcement For CODE
- DOD's 'Open Business Model For Unmanned Aircraft Ground Control Systems'
- DOD's December 2013 Selected Acquisition Report Summary
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