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originally posted by: anzha
Back in July '16, Kratos won the award to produce the Low Cost Attritable Aircraft Technology demonstrator. The intent was to produce a low cost, long range strike UCAV for the USAF. The idea being while reusable, they were cheap enough if they were shot down it would not bankrupt the USAF. That, in turn, would allow the USAF to have swarms of attack UCAVs that could be part of the spectrum of strike capabilities. Bombers, arsenal plane, tactical strike (5th gen), Have Raider II, etc. all the way down to the LCAAT.
The Pentagon did its Lab Day show-off and an image of the LCAAT emerged:
(I can upload images on my tablet, but not do yotube. On my laptop, I can do youtube embeds, but not upload. o.O)
Some say it looks a bit like the Kratos XQ-222 (which looks a lot like the German Barracuda UAV), but really it looks like something newish. I can't help but feel LCAAT looks like something I've seen before though.