House Republican Backs Navy Unmanned Aircraft Program

Law360, Washington (February 19, 2014, 8:16 PM EST) -- Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., on Wednesday urged Navy Secretary Ray Mabus to ensure an upcoming acquisition proposal for the pending Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike program is drafted in a way that avoids the program being hamstrung by budget constraints, describing the UCLASS as “critical” to Navy power projection.

In a letter to the Navy secretary, Forbes, the chairman of the House Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, praised Mabus' efforts to integrate unmanned combat aircraft into the Navy’s Carrier Air Wing, or CVW. He noted...
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