5 June 2018
Aviation Week reported that the US Army plans to acquire “multiple off-the-shelf air vehicles for operational demonstrations to inform requirements for the planned Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (FTUAS) program.” A request for proposals (RFP) released July 2 details the Army’s intent to award multiple contracts with an estimated ceiling value of $78 million “following a fly-off demonstration.” According to a performance work statement attached to the draft RFP explains that the Army’s unmanned aircraft program office “will procure up to six NDI Group 2/3 UAS as part of demonstrations within U.S. Army Forces Command Brigade Combat Teams in support of the Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team [FVL CFT).” (Image: An engineer flies a DJI Phantom 3 drone. Credit: Associated Press–©)
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