06 Jun '18, 6pm

Marines' Ship-Launched Mega-Drone May Not Carry Weapons After All

Marines' Ship-Launched Mega-Drone May Not Carry Weapons After All

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- As the Marine Corps moves forward with its plan for a large unmanned aerial system that can take off and land from the deck of a ship, the list of things the drone needs to do in order to meet service requirements is narrowing dramatically. The final design for the drone the Marines are calling the MUX may not be able to carry weapons, conduct logistics and resupply missions, or escort the MV-22 Osprey , officials said at an industry day near Quantico , Virginia Wednesday. All of those mission sets have been moved to "Tier 2" or "Tier 3" requirements, and earmarked for other aircraft in planning. On the list of Tier 1 priorities remain airborne early warning capabilities, electronic warfare, comms relay and command-and-control. In short, the MUX will be an eye-in-the-sky for the Marine Corps and a network platform to expand the reach of manned aircra...

Full article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/06/06/marines-sh...

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