DARPA aims for LongShot air-launched drone flight test in FY-24

By Sara Sirota / February 18, 2021 at 1:33 PM
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's new LongShot air-launched, armed drone program will consider a series of design options -- and a possible down select -- before flight testing a contractor-built prototype in fiscal year 2024 at the earliest. DARPA unveiled the program Feb. 8, announcing General Atomics, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman had won awards to support early design work. The agency envisions LongShot as a drone carrying air-to-air weapons that a manned platform can deploy in-flight, extending the...

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