Air Force looking to achieve IOC on future ISR, strike drone in 2031

By Sara Sirota / June 4, 2020 at 4:46 PM
The Air Force is looking for a new medium-altitude, unmanned aerial system to support intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and strike missions that can reach initial operational capability in spring 2031. The UAS is intended to serve as a next-generation platform that meets capability needs currently filled by the MQ-9 Reaper, which the Air Force plans to stop buying after fiscal year 2020 and eventually retire. Service acquisition executive Will Roper revealed in March the Air Force had begun exploring replacement options...

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