Brig. Gen. Robert Barrie: Army Brings New Prototype Drones to the Field; Maj. Gen. David Francis Quoted

Brig. Gen. Robert Barrie: Army Brings New Prototype Drones to the Field; Maj. Gen. David Francis Quoted
Robert Barrie PEO Aviation Commander US Army

Brig. Gen. Robert Barrie, commander of the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office Aviation, said the service branch has commenced field-testing of Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (FTUAS), Military.com reported Monday. 

Barrie said at the Association of the U.S. Army's virtual conference last week that soldiers are now being equipped with FTUAS prototypes for fielding.

The FTUAS effort aims to modernize the Army's drones under the Future Vertical Lift program. The effort's result would provide quieter performance for Army reconnaissance operations and replace the existing RQ-7B Shadow aircraft.

"We could not be more excited about the aviation modernization effort with the Future Vertical Lift," Maj. Gen. David Francis, who commands the Army Aviation Center of Excellence, said at the AUSA event.

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