Inside the Air Force - June 8, 2018

Senate offers attritable UAS program an extra $80 million to speed prototyping

By Rachel Cohen  
June 7, 2018 at 5:07 PM
The Air Force's Low-Cost Attritable Aircraft Technology effort would get an $80 million boost under the Senate Armed Services Committee's version of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill, more than doubling the program's $50.5 million prototyping request. "The committee supports the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics' intent to accelerate the Air Force Research Laboratory's Low-Cost Attritable Aircraft Technology (using technology from the Strategic Capability Office's Avatar program) for collaborative pairing with manned platforms,...

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