this is Congressional capture at it's pinacle. These are not survivable, high performance-endurance craft. Concept testing at best. Skeet to any decent IADS.Kratos, General Atomics Get Contracts for Off-Board Sensing Station (OBSS) aircraft.
Kratos Awarded New U.S. Air Force Program of $17.6 Million to Develop and Test Jet UAS for Manned-Unmanned Teaming | Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, IncThe Investor Relations website contains information about Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc's business for stockholders, potential investors, and financial analysts.ir.kratosdefense.comGeneral Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) received a $17.8 million award from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to design and develop an unmanned Off-Board Sensing Station (OBSS) aircraft.www.ga.com
I mean lets face it no offense to other 5th/6th gen aircraft programs but I dont see any of them ever being used in any serious operations if we exclude short range air defenses. Russia, Europe and of course as we see now the U.S. want their next gen aircrafts to control drones doing attacks because your obviously not risking the life of the pilot as much and they are cheap to produce.this is Congressional capture at it's pinacle. These are not survivable, high performance-endurance craft. Concept testing at best. Skeet to any decent IADS.
The new yet-unnamed drone can carry up to 16 Hellfire missiles at a time — double the load of an MQ-1C Gray Eagle.breakingdefense.com