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  Air Force Technology - X-45 J-UCAV - Joint Unmanned Combat Air System, USA
The X-45A air vehicle is of a swept wing stealthy design and composite construction using foam matrix core and a composite fibre reinforced epoxy skin, with a wingspan of 10.31m and overall length 8.03m.
The air vehicle is fitted with fully retractable tricycle landing gear for conventional autonomous take-off and landings.
The air vehicle is capable of operating at an altitude of 10,670m (35,000ft) and has a cruise speed of Mach 0.75.
www.airforce-technology.com /projects/x-45-ucav   (1179 words)

  
 X-45A Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
The objective of the joint DARPA/Air Force Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) program is to demonstrate the technical feasibility for a UCAV system to effectively and affordably prosecute 21st century lethal strike missions within the emerging global command and control architecture.
The Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle vision is an affordable weapon system that expands tactical mission options for revolutionary new air power as an integrated part of a system of systems solution.
The UCAV weapon system will exploit the design and operational freedoms of relocating the pilot outside of the vehicle to enable a new paradigm in aircraft affordability while maintaining the rationale, judgment, and moral qualities of the human operator.
www.geocities.com /djkalie/X45.html   (962 words)

  
 GAO-03-598, Defense Acquisitions: Matching Resources with Requirements Is Key to the Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle ...
Initially, the Air Combat Command, which establishes mission and performance requirements, determined that the X-45B should be focused on performing SEAD missions within the air superiority mission area.
UCAV Requirements Increased During 2002: The UCAV program's original requirements were difficult to meet because they posed significant but manageable technical challenges to building an air vehicle that is, at once, affordable throughout its life cycle, highly survivable, and lethal.
The initial UCAV concept was a design that allowed the wings to be detached from the air vehicle and stored in a crate for up to 10 years, a concept which was expected to contribute to a greater than 75 percent reduction in operation and support costs.
www.gao.gov /htext/d03598.html   (6934 words)

  
 Air Force Technology - X-47 Pegasus Naval Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV-N)
The vehicles will demonstrate the feasibility of meeting navy and air force UCAV performance requirements The performance parameters include the capability of sustaining a 2-hour loiter time at a target distance of 1,850km, and also a combat mission radius of 2,400km (1,000nm) with a mission payload of 2,040kg.
The vehicle is robustly built for carrier take-off and landings and uses a conventional wheeled take-off and landing with an arrestor hook.
The air vehicle carries 472kg of fuel but has a maximum capacity of 717kg of fuel for long-range operations or for increased loiter times.
www.airforce-technology.com /projects/x47   (755 words)

  
 Army Technology - Taifun Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
The air vehicle is of relatively small size, with a wing span of 2.6m, a length of 2.3m and a height of 1.1m, and is made of multi-spectral stealth material.
The air vehicles climb to the maximum cruise altitude and are autonomously navigated towards the target areas using the predefined planned flight paths.
While the air vehicle is in flight, the detected potential targets are continuously classified against predefined algorithms, then prioritised and selected and the air vehicle is set in hard kill mode against its allocated target.
www.army-technology.com /projects/taifun   (1308 words)

  
 Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
UCAV could be fielded as soon as 2007 in small numbers, but the technical risk of the program casts doubt on whether such an acceleration could be realized.
UCAV ATD Phase II The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and US Air Force on March 24, 1999 selected The Boeing Company, Phantom Works, Seattle, Wash., and St. Louis, Mo., to continue into the second phase of the Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) program.
The UCAV weapon systems is primarily designed to conduct pre-emptive and reactive suppression of enemy air defense missions effectively and affordably against the anticipated 2010 threats.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/aircraft/ucav.htm   (1582 words)

  
 USAF X-45B UCAV DARPA/Boeing 1/48 Scale Airplane Model
Air Force Research Laboratory, headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, was one of the many agencies directly involved in this landmark flight.
Citing one of the many benefits, Alldredge spoke of UCAV’s cost effectiveness, "We expect it not only to be cheaper to acquire, but much cheaper to operate than current generation fighters." The team’s follow-on testing will explore the boundaries of intelligent unmanned combat operations.
The basic concept for UCAV will be a four-ship pack under the command of a battle manager, who will have the situational awareness to command and control the vehicles.
www.silentthundermodels.com /special/X-45B_UCAV.html   (699 words)

  
 Edwards Air Force Base - Unmanned combat aerial vehicle unveiled   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The X-45A unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator, or UCAV, was shown to the media for the first time, and the program was explained by representatives from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, NASA and the Air Force.
The idea is for the air vehicle to carry as many as 12 precision-guided bombs, fly up to 900 miles to a designated battlefield, spend 30 minutes over the field, then return to a home station.
Similar to the Global Hawk reconnaissance vehicle, the UCAV is a fully autonomous vehicle which will fly itself using preprogrammed computerized mission plans; however, the ground controllers can interface and change the aircraft's mission in flight.
www.edwards.af.mil /archive/2002/2002-archive-ucav_unveiled.html   (594 words)

  
 Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) or "combat drones" is the name of a new class of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) that have been designed to carry out air strikes.
The Israeli Air Force plans to procure a large long-range UCAV that resembles a fighter-jet.
Eitan would be a multi-purpose UCAV with automatic takeoff and landing able to locate and destroy mobile ballistic missile launchers in reconnaissance and attack missions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Unmanned_Combat_Air_Vehicle   (360 words)

  
 The Problematic Nexus: Where Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles and the Law of Armed Conflict Meet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs) have taken on a greater role in the U.S. Armed Forces, as evidenced by the Predator vehicle's lethality during operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yemen.
Once the UCAV arrives on scene, targeting data and "clear to fire" authorization is relayed to the unmanned aircraft, thus maintaining authority and accountability in a manner commensurate with manned aircraft systems.
Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles have proven their lethality during recent combat operations, and because of these successes, the Armed Forces are moving toward a greater reliance on unmanned aircraft.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/cc/klein.html   (4281 words)

  
 Stealth - UAVs - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The UCAV weapon systems is primarily designed to conduct pre-emptive and reactive suppression of enemy air defense missions effectively and affordably.
This naval UCAV system requires 50 percent less space than manned aircraft and the ability to operate with minimal Command and Control from a ship-based "remote pilot".
Micro air vehicles are airborne vehicles that are no larger than six inches in either length, width or height and perform a useful military mission at an affordable cost.
www.lowobservable.com /UAV.htm   (937 words)

  
 Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) - Military Aircraft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
UCAVs may find niche in 21st Century The Rocketeer 25 June 1998 - One issue that generates debate in the UCAV community is the degree of autonomy that a UCAV should be permitted.
Unmanned combat air vehicle technologies mature at AFRL (AFPN) 22 Feb 2000 -- A $140 million, advanced technology demonstration jointly funded by the Air Force, DARPA and Boeing Co., the UCAV is being developed as an affordable weapon system for two lethal roles: suppression of enemy air defenses and precision strike.
Boeing unveils UCAV, Air Force Print News, 28 September 2000 -- A glimpse of how the Air Force might conduct future combat operations was revealed Sept. 27, when the Boeing Aircraft Company unveiled the first Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle to a crowd of more than 400 spectators at Lambert Field, St. Louis, Mo.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/ac/ucav.htm   (1330 words)

  
 Joint Unmanned Combat Air System
Advances in small smart munitions will allow these smaller vehicles to attack multiple targets during a single mission and reduce the cost per target killed, while minimizing the prospects for geolocation errors and fratricide.
The primary technical challenges for both the Navy and Air Force missions are likewise highly common.
The initial operational role for the J-UCAS desired for the Air Force is as a “first day of the war” force enabler that will complement a strike package by performing the SEAD mission, via lethal and non-lethal means.
www.darpa.mil /j-ucas/fact_sheet.htm   (1487 words)

  
 X-45 Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) System Demonstration Program is a joint DARPA/Air Force/Boeing project to demonstrate the technical feasibility for a UCAV system to conduct various strike missions within the emerging global command and control architecture.
The UCAV system is envisaged as a force enabler that will be used to suppress enemy air defenses through precision strikes.
The air vehicle is 8.2m (27ft) long, 2.1m (7ft) high, with a 10.3m (34ft) wing and is of tailless design.
kuku.sawf.org /Articles/161.aspx   (1866 words)

  
 Barco | BARCO's Console Selected by The Boeing Company for the Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) Program
UCAVs represent a revolutionary new weapon system that can significantly increase effectiveness and survivability of manned fighter aircraft while lowering the overall cost of combat operations.
To demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of UCAVs, the Boeing Phantom Works is working with the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency and the U.S. Air Force to design and build two air vehicles, a reconfigurable mission control station and appropriate supportability elements.
In addition to the reconfigurable mission control station, the Boeing UCAV system consists of a tailless, 27-foot long vehicle with a 34-foot wing span, and compact storage containers that allow disassembled vehicles to be stored for long periods of time and easily transported to theaters of operation.
www.barco.com /defense/en/pressreleases/show.asp?index=1124   (527 words)

  
 Yorkshire CND - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Roadmap Outlines Future Of Unmanned Combat And More - 25/3/03
Also, Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia, would be happy to make every attempt to arrange interviews for the media with UAV pilots who are available.
We have a variety of programs ongoing, but the successful integration of unmanned aerial vehicles into the airspace, both the military airspace with other manned systems and the civilian airspace, we believe is key to enabling the full capabilities that UAVs promise to provide.
And so, the incorporation of that capability into the UCAV program, for example, is one that demands rigorous demonstration and evaluation to support the eventual migration of that capability to war fight.
www.cndyorks.gn.apc.org /yspace/articles/uavroadmap.htm   (7140 words)

  
 Boeing X-45A unmanned combat vehicle on display   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The Boeing X-45A unmanned combat air vehicle is now on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Springfield Pike, near Dayton, Ohio.
The goal was to demonstrate the technologies needed to conduct suppression of enemy air defense missions with unmanned combat air vehicles.
The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located on Springfield Pike, six miles northeast of downtown Dayton.
www.af.mil /news/story.asp?storyID=123031757   (451 words)

  
 Boeing: Boeing X-45A Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle Begins Flight Testing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The Boeing Phantom Works advanced research and development unit and the Boeing Military Aircraft and Missile Systems Unmanned Systems organization are developing UCAV for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, and the U.S. Air Force.
Boeing Unmanned Systems is part of Boeing Military Aircraft and Missile Systems, which designs, produces and provides follow-on support for fighters, bombers, transports, rotorcraft and weapons for the United States and its allies around the globe.
Among emerging businesses are unmanned systems, as well as military aircraft that are based on the company's renowned commercial airplanes.
www.boeing.com /news/releases/2002/q2/nr_020523m.html   (648 words)

  
 Unmanned combat air vehicle technologies mature at AFRL
Air Force Base, Calif., it will carry more than a dozen unique technologies matured by researchers and engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratory here.
A $140 million, advanced technology demonstration jointly funded by the Air Force, DARPA and Boeing Co., the UCAV is being developed as an affordable weapon system that expands tactical mission options for U.S. warfighters, while providing new revolutionary air power for two lethal roles: suppression of enemy air defenses and precision strike.
One example of a UCAV advanced technology demonstration risk-reduction effort: investigation of low-observable air data, directed by Stanley Pruitt and Dan Thompson of the Air Vehicles Directorate.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/ac/docs/n20000222_000258.htm   (745 words)

  
 NASA Dryden X-45A Photo Collection
The first X-45A Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) technology demonstrator completed its sixth flight on Dec. 19, 2002,raising its landing gear in flight for the first time.The X-45A flew for 40 minutes and reached an airspeed of 195 knots.
The second X-45A Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) technology demonstrator aircraft during its maiden flight.The flight marks another milestone for the UCAV program, and verified the aircraft's flight control software.
X-45A Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle, or UCAV, technology demonstration aircraft in flight during its first flight at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
www.dfrc.nasa.gov /gallery/Photo/X-45A/index.html   (588 words)

  
 Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle Completes First Flight
An X-45A Unmanned Aerial Combat Vehicle is parked outside a hangar at the NASA Dryden Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The aircraft completed its first flight May 22.
This first flight successfully demonstrated the UCAV's flight characteristics and the basic aspects of aircraft operations, particularly the command and control link between the aircraft and its mission-control station.
The X-45A is an initial demonstrator for the UCAV system, with the next step focusing on the X-45B, which is currently being designed.
www.spacedaily.com /news/uav-02k.html   (448 words)

  
 Edwards Air Force Base - UCAV: Edwards AFB potential site for operational assessment of Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle X-45C flies through the air in an artist's rendition of the prototype.
An operational assessment is designed to evaluate the UCAV's ability to meet requirements set by ACC for warfighting capabilities, according to Dwight Deakin, AFFTC Plans and Programs logistics management specialist.
"Assessing the UCAV at Edwards would be beneficial for both the program and Edwards," said Col. Howard Lewis, 412th Test Wing vice commander.
www.edwards.af.mil /archive/2003/2003-archive-ucav_assessment.html   (425 words)

  
 Brits Drop FOA in favour of a UCAV solution to replace the Tornado - - Military Aviation | Defence Talk Forum
Ucav is the Next Gen stealth Orientated, Unmanned Combat Air vehicle.
The UCAV is not a british project but like all American Hardware that Ends up with us ends up being jointly developed for future improvements.
The USAF would rather have the Ucav performs the SEAD, Recon and the theater prep roles in wars as most of these missions are either very dangerous where loss of assets would be too great or the task is considered too tedious and time consuming.
www.defencetalk.com /forums/showthread.php?p=45031   (1842 words)

  
 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Roadmap Report
Weatherington: Fundamentally for these systems, these UAV and UCAV systems to migrate and be used by the warfighter, he has to have confidence that when called upon to do a specific mission, they are reliable and effective to do that mission.
Q: I believe the Air Force decided some time ago that Global Hawk, to preserve its ability to do reconnaissance and perform itsU-2 role, would not be armed in any way.
Weatherington: As you're probably aware, the department and the Air Force was supporting the demonstration of second capabilities on an Air Force Global Hawk to support German requirements.
www.iwar.org.uk /news-archive/2003/03-18-5.htm   (7022 words)

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