Monday, March 23, 2009
FCS Preliminary Design Reviews Complete
The FCS platforms reviewed were the Multifunctional Utility/Logistics Equipment (MULE) family of vehicles and its Autonomous Navigation System; the Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle; the Class I Unmanned Aerial System (UAS); and the Class IV UAV.
The Class I UAV is based on the Honeywell T-Hawk Micro Air Vehicle; the Class IV UAS is based on the RQ-8 Fire Scout being developed by Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems.
The UVS Integrated Product Team completed the five PDRs ahead of a System-of-Systems (SoS) preliminary design review scheduled for later this spring.