Saturday, May 20, 2017

U.S. Air Force Releases An Image On What Their Future Drones May Look Like

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The Drive: USAF Research Lab Has Released This Image Of Its Low-Cost Stealthy Drone

The rendering appears to depict a more advanced version of the Low Cost Attritable Strike prototype currently in development.

We have followed the Air Force Research Lab's (AFRL) Low Cost Attritable Strike (LCAS) program closely for some time, and now the "bleeding-edge" weapons development arm of the Air Force has released a rendering of what appears to be its vision for concept under the Low Cost Attritable Aicraft Technology (LCAAT) banner, and it looks pretty impressive.

Target drone gurus Kratos, who have bet big on the LCAS concept—bringing a relatively inexpensive, optionally reusable unmanned combat air vehicle to the forefront of air warfare technology—has progressed to developing two distinct types of these unique drones. This includes the UTAP-22, which is based on the BQM-167 target drone, and the XQ-222, which is a larger more complex system with a higher degree of low observability (stealth), payload and range.

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WNU Editor: It makes you wonder if they have more than just that they are showing us .... like maybe there is already a working model.

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