Textron Systems Secures U.S. Army Contract for Future Tactical Uncrewed Aircraft System

FTUAS builds on the capabilities of Aerosonde Mk. 4.8 HQ system
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Textron Systems Secures U.S. Army Contract for Future Tactical Uncrewed Aircraft System
Aerosonde Mk. 4.8 HQ UAS

Textron Systems has been selected by the U.S. Army for the Future Tactical Uncrewed Aircraft System (FTUAS) Option 3 and Option 4 award.

This contract entails Textron Systems completing a flight demonstration, MOSA demonstration, and delivering an Aerosonde Mk. 4.8 Hybrid Quad (HQ) uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) to the U.S. Army for test and evaluation purposes.

The Aerosonde Mk. 4.8 HQ is designed with an expeditionary footprint to reduce soldier burden and offers good size, weight, and power (SWAP) characteristics for day and night missions with multi-INT payloads.

Textron Systems Secures U.S. Army Contract for Future Tactical Uncrewed Aircraft System
Textron Systems

Textron Systems aims to provide full life cycle support, including production, training, spares, repairs, logistics, and technology modernization.

The Aerosonde HQ's multi-payload capability enables flexibility in sensor utilization for mission success in diverse environments. The Aerosonde family of systems has accumulated over 650,000 flight hours.

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