30 Sep '16, 3am

It’s official: @USMC rifle squads are getting #drones https://t.co/CqiHpm5ome

QUANTICO, Virginia — By the end of 2017, the commandant of the Marine Corps wants every Marine grunt squad downrange to carry an unmanned aerial vehicle for reconnaissance and surveillance. Gen. Robert Neller described to Marines a brave new world of high-end threats, new technologies and an increasingly complex operating environment as he unveiled the new Marine Corps Operating Concept here at the Modern Day Marine expo. The document describes future fights in littoral mega-cities , a battle of electromagnetic signatures, and an operating environment in which drones and unmanned systems shoulder more of the load. “As machines advance from performing repetitive tasks to dynamic workloads, it will free people to focus on the things they do uniquely or best,” the concept document states. “The challenge, as machines become more capable and autonomous, is how to put people and...

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