Army Wants Two-Company Competition On Road To New Rotorcraft Drone

By Sebastian Sprenger / May 16, 2011 at 9:51 PM
Army officials plan to pit two industry teams against one another as the service develops a new vertical-take-off-and-landing unmanned aerial vehicle for surveillance and transport missions, according to a program official. The plan to kick off a competition for two quick-reaction capabilities next year would give officials a sense of the technology available for the novel kind of drone, Timothy Owings, the deputy project manager for unmanned aircraft systems, told reporters at the Pentagon on May 11. The two QRCs...

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