Loyal Wingman Drone Cost, Capability Concerns Emerge In Defense Bill

Summary: The draft of the U.S. defense policy bill for the 2024 Fiscal Year mandates that the Air Force and Navy disclose details on the costs and capabilities of their Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCA) drones. Lawmakers seek clarification on how the services plan to control costs, integrate CCAs into tactical aviation plans, and address concerns about the range and performance of the drones. The bill requires accountability matrices for development milestones and cost elements, emphasizing the need for transparency on the Air Force and Navy’s CCA initiatives.

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