Army awards OTA for new reconnaissance drone

By Evan Ochsner / August 19, 2022 at 1:36 PM
The Army has agreed to purchase a vertical-takeoff-and-landing drone system from AeroVironment that will be tested as a replacement for the RQ-7B Shadow, the service announced Thursday evening. The $8 million other transaction agreement will allow the Army to buy one JUMP20 system, which consists of six air vehicles, ground data terminals and ground control stations. This award is for increment one of the Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System, which the Army says will be a “vertical-takeoff-and-landing, runway-independent, reduced acoustic...

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