10 April 2020

Fear of missing out?


WASHINGTON — The first candidate in the running to replace the Army’s RQ-7 Shadow unmanned aircraft system had its first soldier-operated flight in a capabilities assessment on April 7. The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division flew the Arcturus UAV JUMP 20 at Fort Riley, Kansas. It was uncertain whether the assessment would stay on schedule, according to an April 9 Army statement announcing the flight, due to COVID-19 prevention precautions, but the 1st ID’s commanding [...]