Marines See Cargo Unmanned Aerial System As Vital To Pacific Pivot

By Lee Hudson / April 18, 2013 at 3:35 PM
As the Marine Corps places greater emphasis on the Pacific region under the Obama administration's new national security strategy, maintaining a cargo unmanned aerial system capability will be vital to the service in a ship-to-shore or sea-based forces role, Maj. Gen. Charles Gurganus, I Marine Expeditionary Force Forward commanding general, said today. The Marine Corps is using two Lockheed Martin/Kaman-built K-MAX cargo UAV systems in Afghanistan. The K-MAX is a government-owned/contractor-operated system. Not only does it allow commanders to keep...

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