Well, after the Navy had insisted that the STUAS Tier-II decision would be made this summer, we’re back to mysterious delays yet again. This time, the Navy says they need another nine months. From Flightglobal:
Capt J R Brown, STUAS programme manager, credits the latest delay to taking extra vigilance with taxpayer dollars.
“Discussions have been, and continue to be, required to understand and clarify industry’s proposed solutions to meet the warfighter’s requirements,” Brown says.
It’s been three years now, and we’re still clarifying. This is becoming theater of the absurd.