Army, DIU developing VTOL 'scout' drones

By Ashley Tressel / May 31, 2019 at 1:00 PM
The Army and the Defense Innovation Unit are working on a pre-decisional program to prototype and field over the next 18 months small, expendable scout drones from slightly modified commercial models. The effort, called the Short Range Reconnaissance program, began in late 2017 to fulfill an Army requirement approved in 2013 for a small vertical takeoff and landing drone, a capability the service lacks altogether. Carson Wakefield, small unmanned aircraft systems product manager with the Army's program executive office for...

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