The U.S. Marine Corps is taking an unorthodox approach to developing a shipboard unmanned aircraft system. It is conducting a prize challenge for components to outfit the platform before nailing down an air vehicle design. Eventually, the new airborne early-warning aircraft will operate from Navy ships such as guided-missile destroyers or large-deck amphibious assault vessels. For now, the ambitious first phase of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force expeditionary unmanned aircraft system (MUX) ...


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