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Tactical Unmanned Air Vehicle (TUAV)

The Future Combat System (FCS) Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) plan consists of a family of several types of airborne vehicles, including the Tactical UAV (TUAV). This BIA requests proposals for the definition and refinement of the TUAV platform, definition of common subsystem interfaces, specification development, ROM costs models, and System Development and Demonstration (SDD) program plans.

Tactical Unmanned Air Vehicle - Desired Functional & Performance Characteristics

PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS SET A

STOL (Short Takeoff/Landing)

Low cost catapult launched
Mission: RSTA brigade asset
Gross Weight: 600 lbs
Endurance: 5 hr
Altitude: 15,000 ft MSL
Speed: Vmax > 80 kts
Radius: 30 km
Payload: 60 lbs
Signature: Low IR
Day/Night operations
Diesel fuel engine
Conventional or arrested landing
Primary Payload Type: EO/IR
Alternate Payloads: Comm-Relay, COMINT, SIGINT, Met Sensor, Mine Detection, SAR w AiTR, NBC Sensors,
EA
Performance characteristics based on Army Standard Day (4000 ft, 95 F)
Performance values noted above are approximate.

PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS SET B

VTOL (Vertical Takeoff/Landing)

Low-cost RSTA
Gross Weight: 2500 lb
Endurance: 6 hrs
Altitude: 15,000 ft MSL
Speed: Vmax > 100 kts
Range: 150 km
Payload: 200 lbs
Signature: Low IR
Day/Night operations
VTOL
Diesel fuel engine
Primary Payload Type: EO/IR
Alternate/Multiple Payloads: Comm-Relay, COMINT, SIGINT, Met Sensor, Mine Detection, SAR w/ AiTR, NBC
Sensors, EA
Performance characteristics based on Army Standard Day (4000 ft, 95 F)
Performance values noted above are approximate.




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