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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.04.24)

“The idea behind a DARPA X-prime program is to take emerging technologies and burn down system-level integration risks to quickly mature a new missionized long endurance aircraft design that can be fielded quickly… The SHEPARD program is maturing a specific propulsion architecture and power class as an exemplar of potential benefits for the Department of Defense.” Source: Steve Komadina, SHEPARD program manager, discussing the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) issued an official designation to the UAV designed under the Series Hybrid Electric Propulsion AiRcraft Demonstration program, calling it the XRQ-73.

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