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AUVSI 2017: Navy borrows SOF technology model

11th May 2017 - 18:02 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Dallas

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The US Navy is borrowing a page from the accelerated technology acquisition model utilised by United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) through the establishment of a new rapid development and test activity.

'This is something new that we have done in PEO U&W [Program Executive Office for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons],' offered Robert Kimble, deputy PEO for unmanned aviation in that office.

Providing a technical briefing during AUVSI Xponential, Kimble explained: 'You have probably heard about what they do at USSOCOM with SOFWERX. Our iteration of that is IMPAX – for Innovation and Modernisation PAX.'

'We're trying to

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