U.S. Army May Gain Unprecedented Battleground Speed With Air Wolf Program

AUSA NEWS: Air Wolf Program May Give Army Unprecedented Battlefield Speed

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Aircraft manufacturer Kratos is under contract with the Army to evaluate the possibility of converting one of its target drones into a high-speed unmanned aerial vehicle.The Air Wolf program has the potential to give the Army unprecedent control and speed on the battlefield with the platform reaching Mach 0.7, said Steve Fendley, president of Kratos Defense and Security Systems Inc.’s unmanned systems division.“Yeah, it’s fast,”, Fendley said in a recent interview. “It’s a Shadow on steroids,” he added, referring to the Army’s tactical UAV. The only systems that the Army has that are faster are missiles.For a comparison, a Shadow UAV’s top speed is about 100 …

















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