CSIS: Marine Corps lagging in unmanned aerial vehicles

By Audrey Decker / November 23, 2021 at 12:22 PM
As the Marine Corps continues a major restructuring , analysts say the service has a long way to go before it fields enough unmanned aerial systems. In fiscal year 2022, the Marine Corps bought six MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles, but is still far behind other services, according to a Center for Strategic and International Studies report released Wednesday. “The Marine Corps’ FY-22 investment in UAVs is substantial, about $300 million, but that is about the cost of two F-35s...

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