Easy access to all the Government news updates

Subscribe and receive personalized news articles straight in your inbox

*By clicking "Join us now" you agree to receive emails, promotions and general messages from ExecutiveGov. In addition, you also agree to ExecutiveGov's Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions.

x
/

Mathias Winter: Navy Evaluating Carrier Drone Requirements Ahead of RFP Release

1 min read
Mathias-Winter
Rear Adm. Mathias Winter

A final request for proposals for the U.S. Navy‘s Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike Air Vehicle development program is scheduled for release this summer, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday.

Colin Clark reports that top Defense Department officials will meet to discuss the U.S. military aviation portfolio, including the UCLASS program.

DoD Buzz reported Monday that Rear Adm. Mathias Winter, Navy program executive officer for unmanned aviation and strike weapons, discussed the status of the branch’s carrier UAV project at an international airshow in the U.K.

“An analysis of alternatives already identified that this warrants a Navy unique capability,” Winter said, according to DoD Buzz.

“Our job now is to ensure we have the right set of design requirements to give to industry to deliver that capability,” he added.

The Navy awarded $60 million in contracts to Boeing, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman last summer to help the service in the UCLASS preliminary design review phase.

According to Kris Osborn‘s report, a defense acquisition board will hold a meeting later this month to issue an approval decision on UCLASS requirements.

ExecutiveGov Logo

Sign Up Now! Executive Gov provides you with Free Daily Updates and News Briefings about Acquisition & Procurement

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.