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DSEI 2017: USMC special ops look for new UAS

14th September 2017 - 11:00 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London


The US Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) will be looking to trial a group two UAV in the near future, Shephard  has learnt.

MARSOC recently conducted trials of the Insitu RQ-21A Blackjack, a smaller group three UAS, completing 1,000 hours of flights over a five month period from August 2016 to April 2018, according to Col John Neville, programme manager for the Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office (PMA-263).

Neville said that the trials were ‘borne out of an urgent need that came into the [PMA-263] office’.

There is an expeditionary requirement

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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