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AUVSI 2016: US Army looks for new small UAS

3rd May 2016 - 20:45 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in New Orleans

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The US Army is looking to provide dismounted soldiers with a UAS toolkit by adding a small quadcopter to the already proven Puma and Raven capability.

The new system configuration would involve four different variations combining the small UAVs with a Tactical Government Owned Architecture (TOGA). The four variations are not yet possible until the army acquires a new quadcopter.

Industry can expect sourcing for a new quadcopter in the near term, according to Glenn Rizzi, senior adviser to the Training and Doctrine Command Capabilities Manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TCM UAS).

The small UAS toolkit would be for battalion …

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