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Army Futures Command's Future Vertical Lift cross-functional team, in conjuction with The U.S. Army Program Executive Office - Aviation, Aviation Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate, and the Manuever Battle Lab, conducted flight tests and manuevers on February 25-26, 2021 at Leyte West Airfield, Fort Benning, Georgia. The Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (FTUAS) Rodeo occuring on March 2-5, 2021 is the capstone event for a yearlong capabilities assessment of four commercial UAV systems conducted by five brigade combat teams. The Army is conducting a "buy, try, inform" approach to rapidly develop informed requirements for an RQ7 Shadow replacement. (U.S. Army Photo by Mr. Luke J. Allen) For more downloadable photos, please visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/armyfutures/albums/72157718482910623

Four Potential Future Tactical VTOL Systems Advance in Quest for Modernization

A seven-week Base Period concluded May 24 with “agreement option 1” awards to four Project Agreement Holders for the Army’s FTUAS.

FILE - In this May 7, 2012 file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Haiyang Shiyou oil rig 981, the first deep-water drilling rig developed in China, is pictured at 320 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Hong Kong in the South China Sea. China on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 moved an oil rig that it had deployed in a section of the South China Sea, triggering a dispute with Vietnam. Beijing deployed the massive rig in early May close to the Paracel Islands, triggering a furious reaction in Hanoi and the most serious uptick in tensions in the waters in years. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Jin Liangkuai, File) NO SALES

Steadicopter Bridges the Gulf with Black Eagle UAS

Emirates Defense Technology and Steadicopter announced an agreement to adapt the Israeli company’s rotary-wing Black Eagle UAS to meet emerging requirements within the Gulf States.