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Re: Navy drones
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 20:40:18 »
Looks like it, with contractors fixing and flying them off the ships.
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Re: Navy drones
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 22:01:03 »
Looks like a "Modest Proposal" from the old CASR website.
Anyway, it's something and that's better than nothing!

Edit: the "special operations payload" sounds all spooky and stuff like that. :)
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Re: Navy drones
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Re: Navy drones
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2019, 19:10:31 »
It's quite exciting.  AESA radars on a RPA are pretty good.  And by having them contracted it allows for constant improvement in the RPA, like what happened with the ScanEagle program.  They just updated EO/IR camera's as they went because the capability was there.  Instead of the military running a whole new RFP etc... to get new EO/IR.  Also means the aircraft will be showing up Q3 or Q4 of this year and will be able to go right on ship as there will be no need to train the ships crew on operations.

My only concern is that on deploying ships having contractors onboard is irritating...  not as irritating as NTOG mind you but still...  ;)