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Marines Get First Look at Tactical Resupply Unmanned Aircraft Systems During Field Assessment

The Marines successfully completed a Tactical Resupply Unmanned Aircraft System (TRUAS) Field User Capability Assessment (FUCA) in March at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, of two prototype systems identified by a successful prize challenge in last year. Anticipated future end users were given the opportunity to work with both prototype systems – Survice Engineering’s TRV-150 and Chartis Federal’s MK4-RX – to assess the capability in order to inform the final requirement for TRUAS. “I was extremely impressed to see lance corporals and privates first class training, assembling, and then operating both systems,” said Col. Vic Argobright, Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (PMA-263) program manager, who oversees the TRUAS program.  “That is exactly what we were hoping to see, and I believe there will be a lot of really good input from the Marines. The test team from Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity did an excellent job coordinating the event to ensure that we gathered the needed data and feedback.” The prototypes were designed to meet the Marines initial requirements for  is designed to seek an autonomous unmanned system that can transport at least 60 pounds of cargo in various configurations commonly found in Marine company/platoon/squad resupply operations (ex: […]

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