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Army official: New generation of UAS will not be fixed-wing

Ashley Tressel   | March 20, 2018
The Army is close to finishing the first phase of its plan for a new unmanned aircraft system, called Next-Generation Tactical UAS Technology Demonstrator (NGTUAS-TD), which is expected to be runway-independent and perform better than currently fielded UASs. Layne Merritt, deputy director for aviation development in the Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center told Inside the Army March 13 that an industry workshop in May will help inform a model performance specification leading into Phase II. Phase I,...

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