Capabilities for the UCLASS program

A game-changing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been making the headlines. The Navy’s X-47B, one of the vehicles being proposed for the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) program has successfully taken off and landed from an aircraft carrier—a daunting task for man or machine. AGI’s Systems Tool Kit has many capabilities that can support UAV concepts, engineering and operations. Specifically, for UAVs operating in remote areas near threats, we can consider RF communications, radar analysis, navigation errors, sensor modeling, performance modeling, detection avoidance and flight characteristics for test and evaluation, concept of operations, maritime systems integration, mission analysis, intelligence preparation and battle damage assessment.

We put together a website to show the art of the possible with AGI technology using notional data for UCLASS. You can see these capabilities at if you are logged in with your AGI web account. The following video is derived from some of the scenarios developed for analysis on the site.

The Basic STK Air Missions scenario also shows how to model, analyze, and visualize an aircraft mission in free STK.


About Poley

Josh Poley works as an Aerospace Engineer for AGI. He once touched a giraffe.
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