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Commonality key for USN

24th May 2017 - 11:58 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London


The US Navy could be using a common control system (CCS) for its unmanned assets as early as the mid-2020s.

Speaking at an Unmanned Systems Technology Conference in London, RAdm Chip Miller, head of air warfare at the US Navy, said that the service is currently working on a CCS in conjunction with its MQ-25 Stingray programme.

‘Initial operating capability for the MQ-25 is expected in the early 2020s, so that’s when CCS will come in, probably in the mid-20s time frame,’ he said.

Currently most of the US Navy’s unmanned aerial assets require separate control stations and as Miller

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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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