Will the U.S. Navy's UCLASS programme focus on ISR or strike capabilities?




Lockheed Martin's UCLASS design proposal. Photo: Lockheed Martin The U.S. Navy’s Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (U-CLASS) programme is in the centre of a capability vs. cost battle at the Pentagon as acquisition officials decide on future intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) requirements. The UCLASS aircraft carrier-based unmanned aerial vehicle is being developed to provide an unmanned intelligence and strike asset to the US fleet. The...
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