It survives in Navy’s budget, for now. As does the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance UAS, the Firescout upgrade and the X-47B Unmanned Carrier Launched Surveillance and Strike (edit) technology demonstrator
program, according to Spencer Ackerman.
In related budgetary news, the armed forces plan to
fire involuntarily discharge about 92,000 people over the next five years, including this one. Navy’s share in that reduction in force is only 8,600, enough sailors to man a carrier strike group.