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Singapore Airshow 2024: General Atomics looks to broaden Mojave UAV role amid FARA cancellation

22nd February 2024 - 12:11 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in Singapore

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Some of the freed up FARA funds will go towards the procurement and development of UAVs. (Photo: GA-ASI)

The US Army has decided to channel portions of the terminated FARA helicopter funds into uncrewed platforms, while GA-ASI continues its work on broadening the applications of UAVs in attack and reconnaissance roles.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has said it will complete demonstrations and developments of its Mojave MALE UAV, as some of its platforms look likely to benefit from the attention being placed on UAVs after the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programme was cancelled.

A senior company representative said at the Singapore Airshow 2024 that GA-ASI had been investing in Independent Research and Development (IRAD) to explore innovative applications and capabilities to broaden the scope of uncrewed aircraft roles.

The US Army announced the cancellation of its multi-billion-dollar FARA effort two weeks ago and said that some of the funds would be

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

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