Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator program

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The United States Navy Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator (UCAS-D) program consists of

The UCAS-D program is to demonstrate the feasibility of operating an unmanned vehicle on an aircraft carrier. Technology and operational procedures gained from the program and X-47B demonstrator will be used to develop an operational unmanned carrier aircraft through the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) program. [1]

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