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Compass Cope

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  1. Ryan's entry into the competition was an updated variant of the Model 154 / AQM-91 Firefly, which they called the "Model 235" The Ryan YQM-98A was variously known as the "Compass Cope R", "Cope R", or "R-Tern"

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  2. a program initiated by the U.S. Air Force in 1971 to develop an upgraded reconnaissance drone that could take off and land from a runway like a manned aircraft, and operate at high altitudes for up to 24 hours to perform surveillance, communications

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  3. Two aircraft, the Boeing YQM-94 Compass Cope B, and the Ryan Aeronautical YQM-98A Compass Cope R participated in the program

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  4. Boeing was originally selected as a sole source for the Compass Cope program, with the USAF awarding the company a contract for two YQM-94A (later YGQM-94A) demonstrator vehicles

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  5. However, Ryan then pitched the Model 235 as an alternative, and the next year, 1972, the Air Force agreeably awarded Ryan a contract for two YQM-98A (later YGQM-98A) demonstrators as well

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  6. The Boeing YQM-94A was variously known as the "Compass Cope B", "Cope B", or "B-Gull"

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