Air Platforms

US Navy secretary says USN will soon be using unmanned systems for logistics

16 May 2019

Unmanned aerial systems will soon be delivering parts and logistical supplies for US Navy (USN) and US Marine Corps (USMC) operations, USN Secretary Richard Spencer said.

"I saw some of the exercises they [USMC operators] are doing in unmanned aerial delivery," Spencer said on 16 May during a presentation on military maritime logistics at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), a Washington-based think tank.

He specifically noted experimental hybrid logistical experiments being done to complement Marine Air Ground Task Force operations and the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS) programme, executed by the USMC and Office of Naval Research (ONR).

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