Smith: Classified MQ-9 cloaking pods bring enhanced capability to Marine Corps MLRs

By Nick Wilson / July 2, 2024 at 3:02 PM
A cloaking pod equipped on the Marine Corps' MQ-9 Reaper drones, making them "mostly undetectable" to enemy radar, is enhancing the surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities of the service's new Marine Littoral Regiments, according to Commandant Gen. Eric Smith. Lowering the MQ-9’s signature improves the MLR’s ability to sense and make sense of its surroundings, Smith said today at a Brookings Institution event, labelling the classified system a “T-SOAR pod” but declining to provide detailed information on its capabilities. “What it...

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