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AUVSI: USAF and USN renew UCAS links for AAR trials

11th August 2009 - 01:11 GMT | by Darren Lake in Webster Field, Maryland


In a sign of renewed cooperation between the US Air Force (USAF) and US Navy on future UAV development a number of air force personnel will begin arriving at Patuxent Naval Air Station (NAS) to observe in more detail the work being done by the Navy Unmanned Combat Air System Program Office (PMA-268).

Captain Martin Deppe told Unmanned Vehicles that in the 18 months since he had taken over responsibility for the navy's UCAS Demonstrator programme there had been a sea change in the relationship between the two services. In particular, USAF interest has been sparked by the air-to-air refuelling

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Darren Lake


Darren Lake

Darren has more than two decades of experience in aerospace and defence journalism. After completing …

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