In the News: Sierra Nevada banking on new RAPCON-X plane for Army’s future ISR aircraft, August 26, 2022 – SNC started work on the RAPCON-X aircraft a year ago “in an effort to build something that the Army and DoD needs before they need it,” said Tim Harper, senior director of business development for SNC’s Mission Solutions and Technologies division.

As the Army considers how to replace its aging fixed-wing ISR fleet, Sierra Nevada Corp. believes it has already found the answer in its new RAPCON-X aircraft design. And the company plans to go all in, investing $200 million of internal funding to build two prototypes by January 2024, according to company executives...

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