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Major General Walter T. Rugen from the U.S. Army Futures Command to present on the FTUAS program at the UAV Technology USA 2022 Conference

  • SMi Group reports: The U.S. Army Futures Command will be giving an update on the Future Tactical UAS (FTUAS) program at the UAV Technology USA Conference, taking place in Arlington, VA, in February 2022.

With strong host nation support, the agenda for SMi Group’s newest and most exciting conference – UAV Technology USA, features key briefings from UAV programme leaders from all branches of the US military, as well as international allies, discussing in detail new procurement and development projects of new UAV and C-UAV platforms.

For those interested in attending the conference in Arlington, Virginia on February 7th and 8th, 2022, it is free for US DOD military personnel to attend and there are early bird offers available. Register at https://www.asdevents.com/event.asp?id=23213

In a recent announcement, the U.S. Army have kickstarted the competitive prototyping effort for its Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (FTUAS) program. The Army recently approved requirements for the FTUAS program, which looks to find a replacement for its Shadow drones.

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Delegates at UAV Technology USA 2022 will hear more about the new procurement effort from Major General Walter T. Rugen, Director, Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team, U.S. Army Futures Command, who is set to deliver a keynote briefing at the event.

Major General Walter T. Rugen will be presenting on "Upgrading Current Platforms Through the FTUAS Program", covering:

  • Leading the Future Tactical UAS (FTUAS) program to replace the RQ-7 Shadow
  • Working with PEO Aviation and Army Aviation Centre of Excellence for a coordinated upgrade process
  • Results and observations from the March 2021 FTUAS Rodeo
  • The need for robust, weather resistant drones and moving
  • away from runway-bound UAS platforms

The agenda is available online at https://www.asdevents.com/event.asp?id=23213

The two-day event will cover the latest updates on the US and international UAV development programmes, certification and regulation, stealth technology, drone R&D, future force design using these hi-tech military assets, UAV maritime and border surveillance requirements, next-generation UAV weaponization, developing training and tactics for UAV operations, and much more.

UAV Technology USA Conference
February 7th – 8th, 2022
Arlington, Virginia
Sponsored by: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and Mynaric AG

Source: SMi Group
Date: Oct 29, 2021
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