Feb 3, 2015

US Navy Plans UCLASS Fielding Date for 2020-2022

The US Navy has pushed its planned fielding date for its carrier-based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from 2020 to 2022.
In addition to the delay in initial fielding, the service has decided to push the request for proposal of the air segment of UCLASS into Fiscal Year 2016.
The Navy included a modest $135 million for research and development efforts for the program, a significant drop from the FY 2015 request of $403 million.
The previous UCLASS funding is shackled to legislation that require several studies and reports to Congress on the Navy’s intentions for the final platform.

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