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Anduril and GA-ASI propel forward in US Air Force CCA programme’s next phase

25th April 2024 - 15:55 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


GA-ASI’s CCA production representative design was based upon the XQ-67A Off-Board Sensing Station platform. (Photo: GA-ASI)

Anduril and GA-ASI have raced ahead in the Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCA) initiative, securing contracts with the US Air Force to build production representative flight test platforms.

The US Air Force (USAF) has selected drone makers Anduril and General Atomics Aeronautics Systems Inc (GA-ASI) to build production representative flight test platforms for the Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCA) effort.

Awarded under the USAF Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Advanced Aircraft Division, the contract will see the two companies design, build and flight test their respective aircraft.

Anduril and GA-ASI were among the five companies initially downselected by the service for the competition in January. Details of the contracts were unclear at the time, but the manufacturers were expected to design and manufacture prototype platforms. 

With the recent announcement, it

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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