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Marines Want Armored Recon Prototypes By 2023: F-35 On Wheels Or FCS Redux?

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

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It’s important to explore a wide range of options and not lock down requirements too early, Lt. Gen. Walsh said. (By contrast, FCS set precise objectives and only then looked to see if they were possible). “We’re trying to solve the problem of what is reconnaissance (and) counter-reconnaissance in the future,” he said, not simply replace an old vehicle with a new one.

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Drones, Ro-Boats, & F-35 On Wheels: Marines Seek Tech For Major War

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

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SAN DIEGO: Before the first human Marine hits the beach in the next war, long-range MUX drones will launch from ships to scout for threats. Next comes a wave of robotic small craft, Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) converted to carry sensors, jammers, missile launchers, even racks of mini-drones they can dump into the water to… Keep reading →

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