J-UCASJoint Unmanned Combat Air System
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J-UCAS began its life at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in 1998.
One major problem for the services was that DARPA focused on building J-UCAS prototypes without addressing long-term issues such as logistics support, maintenance, spare parts and training.
This demonstration concludes an exciting and precedent-setting time,'' said Michael Francis, DARPA's J-UCAS program director.
This contract from NAVAIR will result in a next-generation system that stretches the technology to new limits suitable for application on J-UCAS and other aircraft," said Dr.
Global Hawk -- including MP-RTIP -- will continue to dominate, keeping more than 40% of the total world UAV SAR market through the next ten years, though J-UCAS (Joint Unmanned Combat Air System) SAR production could rival this next decade.
The site selection was made after a combined Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency, Air Force and Navy team evaluated several installations, said Michael Francis, DARPA's J-UCAS director.
Other things like J-UCAS, MALD-J, the electron war and high-power microwave weapons are, as for the moment, good wishes.
The Intelligence, Reconnaissance and Surveillance (ISR) capability segment for unmanned aerial systems will continue to provide sustained funding while weaponized unmanned aerial systems, particularly the J-UCAS program, will face particular scrutiny due to increasing costs and potential overlap in strike assets.
The configuration that we are ultimately targeting was developed by the X-47B team as part of the J-UCAS program.
Dave Koopersmith will lead the J-UCAS X-45 program as it matures from basic demonstration systems to robust operational assessment demonstrations,'' said Darryl Davis, Global Strike Solutions vice president.
This ambitious effort, called J-UCAS (joint unmanned combat air systems) initially is focusing on developing common software that can be shared by both Air Force and Navy aircraft.
The networking, security and portability of the Java language makes it a natural fit for large-scale networked applications such as J-UCAS.