Friday, May 11, 2018

US Navy to stand up UAV test unit this October

X-47B over Edwards on maiden flight (110204-F-9126Z-649)

The U.S. Navy will activate a new unit for the development and testing of unmanned air vehicles this October, according to an OPNAV instruction issued in April. Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Four (UX24) will be established at Webster Outlying Field in Maryland. UX24’s mission will involve providing research, development, testing and other support for Navy and Marine Corps drone systems.