Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Medium Range System Components do not Fit
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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DOD has encountered a major problem in developing the Medium-Range UAV for common-service use because the ATARS payload will not fit in the UAV. If this problem is not satisfactorily solved, it could undermine the program goals of having a common-service UAV, reconnaissance payload, and image processing system for UAV, and manned aircraft. In addition to the payload fit problem, the program has encountered several other problems. To solve the problems, the program manager is proposing numerous changes that, when taken together, would represent a vastly different UAV. The new UAV would include a larger payload bay to accommodate ATARS and would incorporate various other features to solve the current systems existing problems.
- Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
- Pilotless Aircraft