posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 01:22 AM
It seems the US Navy is getting ready to piss off Congress even more over the UCLASS procurement.
Rumor has it the US Navy wants to swap the UCLASS recon and strike mission to become a...tanker. o.O
I get it. A tanker you can send up and leave up because the crew is, well, back at the carrier and the 'logic,' at least from the ethic concern
POV, is far, far easier than a weaponized strike asset that 'may' require some autonomy.
OTOH, hoo boy. Congress is going to take the Navy out for the belt and chair if they attempt this. They already voted in a huge budget for testing
and even competitive procurement of the UCLASS as a penetrating strike platform. And now the navy wants to turn it into a tanker?