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The Corps’ new MUX drone could have near unlimited weapons
By: Shawn Snow  

The Marine Corps is working with industry to help inform needs for its large drone. The Bell V-247 “Vigilant” Tiltrotor Unmanned Aerial System is a potential competitor for the Corps' MUX requirement. (Bell Helicopter)

Have you ever tried to punch cheat codes into a video game hoping to unlock unlimited weapons or firepower? Well, the Corps’ new futuristic sea drone may do just that.

Marine officials told industry leaders June 6 that the sea drone, called the MUX, will not need to carry as many weapon systems or missiles because the drone will have the ability to cue the weapon systems of other ships and aircraft in the area.

https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2018/06/11/the-corps-new-mux-drone-could-have-near-unlimited-weapons/
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Re: The Corps’ new MUX drone could have near unlimited weapons
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 07:49:44 AM »
Size: 16,000 pounds empty weight / 29,500 pounds max gross weight; 65-feet wing span; 30-feet rotor diameter..

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Re: The Corps’ new MUX drone could have near unlimited weapons
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 08:38:22 AM »
"Bell is also working on a pilotless companion to its new V-280 Valor tilt-rotor, called the V-247 Vigilant, which it has pitched as a multi-purpose platform."

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/21376/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-usmcs-ambitious-vertical-takeoff-combat-drone


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