US Army nearing end of FTUAS assessment period
- The US Army, nearing the end of its Future Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (FTUAS) assessment period, will soon conduct a capstone rodeo flight demonstration before seeking approved requirements
- Colonel Scott Anderson, the project manager for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), said on 26 January that the US Army is entering its last of five brigade combat team (BCT) demonstrations
- A capstone rodeo, where each of the four FTUAS aircraft participating in the assessment will conduct a flight demonstration, will take place at the end of February, or the beginning of March, at Leyte West Airfield in Fort Benning, Georgia.
- The four FTUAS aircraft being assessed are the Martin UAV-Northrop Grumman Technology Services (NGTS) V-Bat vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) surveillance UAS; the Arcturus Jump 20; the Textron Systems Unmanned Systems Aerosonde Hybrid Quadrotor (HQ) small UAS; and the L3Harris FVR-90 hybrid quadcopter UAS
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