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QuadA2012: New facility to put manned-unmanned teaming to the test

3rd April 2012 - 19:05 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Nashville, US


Bell Helicopter and fellow Textron subsidiary AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems plan to establish a Manned Unmanned operations (MUMO) capability development laboratory as an R&D tool to support US Army UAS ambitions.

Bell CEO John Garrison told Shephard that with the US Army envisaging manned-unmanned teaming to be an integral part of its Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) project, Bell is developing the laboratory to provide a software and hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) testing capability.

Construction of the new facility in Huntsville, Alabama is currently underway and it is expected to be opened later in 2012.

‘The MUMO facility will allow us to look

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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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