FTUAS rodeo concludes, setting Army up for requirements meeting

By Jaspreet Gill / March 3, 2021 at 11:03 AM
The Army this month completed its Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System Rodeo, the capstone event following a yearlong soldier touchpoint with different drones in an effort to replace the Textron RQ-7B Shadow. The service wants a Shadow replacement that is runway independent, can operate in adverse weather conditions, is transportable via CH-47 Chinook, has a reduced acoustic signature and is easy to train and maintain. Soldiers from five brigade combat teams in 2019 were chosen to assess drones from four...

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