After turning the Lockheed Martin KC-130 Hercules into an armed reconnaissance platform, now the U.S. Marine Corps wants to do the same with its fleet of V-22 Osprey tiltrotors. With the Corps’ new mantra of putting a sensor and weapon on every one of its aerial platforms in order to achieve digital interoperability, the tiltrotor’s manufacturers, Bell and Boeing, have been carrying out self-funded trials in a bid to add a lethal arrow to the Osprey’s quiver in the form of ...

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