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  • US Army rethinks jets for aerial common sensor

    News | 20 May 2009 16:18 | Stephen Trimble

    <P>The US Army is considering shifting to turboprop aircraft for its next-generation aerial common sensor (ACS) fleet, potentially reversing a key focus of its acquisition strategy after a star-crossed, six-year pursuit of jets, according to industry sources.</P> <P>The potential change has been disclosed during the last three weeks in private notices and informal discussions to several potential ACS suppliers, according to multiple industry sources.</P> <P>Specifically, the army in late April issued a request for information seeking basic knowledge about how turboprop aircraft could support a changed vision for the ACS mission, with potential payload sizes ranging from 2,265kg (5,000lb) to 9,075kg.</P> <P>On 15 May, Alenia confirmed it responded to the army's notice by proposing two aircraft: the ATR 42 and the <A href="">C-27</A>. The army has already ordered the latter, although its C-27Js are proposed to be transferred to the US Air
  • USA restarts sensor quest

    News | 24 Jan 2006 00:00

    Army reviews alternatives after terminating $870 million signals intelligence contract, leaving it six years behind schedule