ULTRA aims to upend UAS procurement paradigm, be long-endurance eyes over Pacific

By Jason Sherman / March 21, 2024 at 9:04 AM
The Defense Department is looking to acquire a handful of new high-flying, ultra-long endurance aircraft -- uncrewed systems with "point-and-click" command and control features that can fly up to seven days -- packed with sensors to provide commanders a flavor of intelligence that is crucial in modern conflict: high-quality, pattern-of-life behavior. The Air Force’s fiscal year 2025 budget request seeks new-start authority to procure four Ultra Long-endurance Unmanned Reconnaissance Aircraft, a spinoff of a government-led technology concept development effort to...

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