Citing Operational Need, Army Terminates Class IV UAV, Two MULE Variants

By Kate Brannen, Marjorie Censer / January 14, 2010 at 5:00 AM
The Army has notified Congress it is terminating the Class IV unmanned aircraft system program and two variants of the Multifunction Utility/Logistics and Equipment unmanned ground vehicle program -- both developed as part of Future Combat Systems, according to documents and sources. In Jan. 11 letters to Congress, the Army cites a rapidly changing threat environment and reevaluated priorities as its reasons for terminating the contracts with Boeing, the programs' prime contractor. Dean Popps, the Army's acquisition executive, told Inside...

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