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AUSA 2019: US Army unconcerned by FTUAS hybrid flight kit permutations

16th October 2019 - 21:45 GMT | by Tim Martin in Washington, DC

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The US Army has confirmed it doesn't consider hybrid flight kit licensing authority arrangements to be an issue for its Future Tactical UAS (FTUAS) programme, but would expect that if a competitor had a difficulty in being able to execute a contract for the effort, the company in question would come forward.

Following acquisition of Latitude Engineering in July 2018, L3Harris holds software and licensing authority covering hybrid flight kits not only for its own fixed-wing FVR-90 UAV but also the Aerosonde HQ and Arcturus UAV, all three of whom are part of the FTUAS field, alongside Martin UAV's V-Bat. 

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