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DSEI 2013: DARPA expands PCAS focus

9th September 2013 - 14:23 GMT | by Tony Skinner in London


The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has re-scoped the work being carried out under its Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) programme, it has emerged.

The re-scope is taking place under a contract modification with systems integrator Raytheon, which is managing Phase 2 of the PCAS development.

The PCAS programme is intended to ‘fundamentally increase CAS effectiveness’ by allowing dismounted joint terminal attack controllers (JTACs) and aircrew to share real-time situational awareness and weapons systems data.

Speaking to Shephard in advance of the DSEI exhibition, Dave Bossert, Raytheon’s PCAS programme manager, said the project has now been divided into

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Tony Skinner


Tony Skinner

Tony Skinner is Shephard Media's Creative Director, overseeing the strategic direction, content development and project …

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