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US Air Force in SUAS survey mission hunt

29th January 2018 - 15:15 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London


The US Air Force is challenging industry to submit a proposal for a fixed-wing small UAS (SUAS) of less than 1.3kg (3lb), according to an RfI released by the service.

The Air force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has a requirement to assess SUAS aerial land survey mission capability, compatibility and maturity.

Released on 25 January the notice stipulates a fixed wing solution which can carry out autonomous flight including landing. The SUAS is to have a wingspan of 1.15m or less and must be hand launched.

The RfI also details an aircraft cruising speed of 25-70mph with a minimum flight

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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