Marines Dial Back UAS Strategy

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DARPA and the Office of Naval Research collaborated on the Tern project that allows small ships the ability to serve as mobile launch-and-recovery sites for medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft systems.
Credit: DARPA Rendering
The U.S. Marine Corps is drastically changing course in its effort to develop a large unmanned aircraft for vertical takeoff from amphibious ships. Instead of a single large, expensive air vehicle that can do everything, the service plans to buy smaller unmanned systems for specific missions. The...

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