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AUVSI:A160 operational deployment talks for JIEDO sensor

11th August 2009 - 19:35 GMT | by in Washington, DC

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The US Army’s Unmanned Air Systems Program Executive office has confirmed it is in three way discussions with US Special Operations Command about integrating a synthetic aperture radar developed by the Department of Defense's Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) onto the Boeing A160 Hummingbird for operational deployment.

The army proposal is one of several currently being considered by JIEDDO says UAS PEO project manager COL Greg Gonzalez.

He says that “we are only one service that has provided a potential solution for the integration of the payload onto the platform. Right now…JIEDDO are making an assessment of what

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