Skip to main content

Marine Corps

See All Stories

Drones to be used to deliver supplies to marines in combat

deliver drones supplies marines army

Delivery drones are delivering supplies to marines in combat, allowing emergency food and ammunition deliveries in a short amount of time. The autonomous drones can carry 60 pounds of cargo and fly up to six miles away. The delivery drones are a part of the Tactical Resupply Unmanned Aircraft System’s (TRUAS) $225,000 competition.

Expand
Expanding
Close

Specs released for a new Marine Corps mega-drone; 700 nautical-mile radius, fly at 30,000 feet, 9,500 pound payload

Specs releases for a new Marine Corps mega-drone

The Marine Corps just released specification of what in their view would be the ideal mega-drone. The unmanned aircraft would be able to perform Verticle-Take-Off-and-Landing (VTOL), fly up to a 700-mile radius with a full payload of 9,500 pounds at a¬†cruising speed from 200kt to 300kt (370 km/h to 556 km/h), escort the MV-22 Osprey and other aircraft, network with other manned platforms and provide offensive air support. Like we said… a mega-drone.

Expand
Expanding
Close