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USMC moves forward on group five UAS requirement

9th March 2018 - 16:15 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London

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As part of the US Marine Corps' growth in airborne capabilities, an RFI for a new group five UAS has been released by the Program Executive Office for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons.

The RFI, published on 8 March, comes as part of the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Expeditionary (MUX) programme, which could support the capabilities of the MV-22 tiltrotor aircraft currently operated by the USMC.

MUX also intends to be complimentary to the USMC’s F-35 fighter aircraft, according to the USMC 2018 Marine Aviation Plan.

The Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) approved the

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