TITLE

Northrop Grumman Combat UAV is Set for Flight in 2007

AUTHOR(S)
Burgess, Richard R.
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Sea Power;Oct2004, Vol. 47 Issue 10, p43
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information about the carrier-based unmanned strike and reconnaissance aircraft. The aircraft is a step closer to reality with the award of a $1.04 billion contract to Northrop Grumman Corp. for the demonstration and operational assessment of its X-478 design for the Joint Unmanned Combat Air System (J-UCAS). The J-UCAS program was formed to demonstrate the technical feasibility, military utility and operational value of networked, unmanned, air-combat systems to suppress and attack enemy air defenses, and conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions and precision strikes.
ACCESSION #
14893523

 

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