ILC will review the program for creating deck drones

ILC will review the program for creating deck drones

The appearance of an unmanned tail-sitter (vertical take-off with tail landing)


The U.S. Marine Corps has decided to suspend the development program for deck-based drones MUX. According to "NPlus1" with reference to Flightglobal, the Marines admitted that the requirements for a drone put forward under this program were too high.

The ILC decided to revise the program for creating a promising universal deck-based drone, recognizing that the requirements for drones are difficult to fulfill. Earlier, the US Marines demanded that the new UAV perform a wide range of tasks: conduct reconnaissance, deliver cargo, relay signals and participate in electronic warfare. The combat radius of new deck-based drones should be from 350 to 700 nautical miles (from 648 to 1296 kilometers) with a payload. The cruising speed of drones should be from 200 to 300 knots (370-555 kilometers per hour).

The tender for the creation of UAVs under this program was announced in 2018. It was assumed that the adoption of vehicles will take place in the mid-20s. The adoption of drones in combat with the completion of deliveries of all ordered vehicles was planned by 2034.

As part of the new MUX program, it is planned to order the development of a family of unmanned aerial vehicles, each of which will carry out its specific task. One of the devices will be developed for ground based, and the second - for ship. No other details were reported.
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  1. Vasyan1971 13 March 2020 12: 10 New
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    Marines admitted that the requirements for a drone put forward under this program were too high.

    Not shmagl. It happens...
    1. Ka-52 13 March 2020 12: 39 New
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      Not shmagl. It happens...

      attempts to make life easier by unifying the system often lead to its complication and, as a result, rise in price. Therefore, it could be a “shamgal”, but who needs it then?)
      1. Piramidon 13 March 2020 12: 57 New
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        Quote: Ka-52
        Not shmagl. It happens...

        attempts to make life easier by unifying the system often lead to its complication and, as a result, rise in price.

        Versatility is not always buzzing. I once had a magnetoradiol "Romance". The ULF flew (one in three devices) and I have neither a tape recorder, nor a receiver, or a player. laughing
        1. igor67 13 March 2020 13: 49 New
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          Quote: Piramidon
          Quote: Ka-52
          Not shmagl. It happens...

          attempts to make life easier by unifying the system often lead to its complication and, as a result, rise in price.

          Versatility is not always buzzing. I once had a magnetoradiol "Romance". The ULF flew (one in three devices) and I have neither a tape recorder, nor a receiver, or a player. laughing

          Damn, I also had a Romance harvester, or rather, still lying in the barn, 10 years ago I turned it on
      2. Vladimir_2U 13 March 2020 17: 33 New
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        Quote: Ka-52
        attempts to make life easier by unifying the system often lead to its complication and, as a result, rise in price
        You did not confuse UNIVERSALIZATION with UNIFICATION by accident?
    2. Vladimir_2U 13 March 2020 17: 31 New
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      Quote: Vasyan1971
      Marines admitted that the requirements for a drone put forward under this program were too high.
      Transformers were examined and perked up, and physics and the economy, in fact, landed. )))
  2. knn54 13 March 2020 12: 13 New
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    "Best the enemy of the good".
  3. rocket757 13 March 2020 12: 24 New
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    there is WHAT to review, and that’s good.
  4. rotmistr60 13 March 2020 12: 38 New
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    recognizing that the requirements for drones are difficult to fulfill
    Of course, to set requirements (technical conditions) and create - things are different. But before developing the program it was impossible to consult with experts in this field about the requirements put forward and decide what is really possible today? Or according to Trump's style - is everything “the most technological, unsurpassed, the best, powerful, and most importantly beautiful”?
  5. Pavel57 13 March 2020 12: 49 New
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    Convair XFY-1 Pogo in the drone version is the most it.
    1. Vladimir_2U 13 March 2020 17: 35 New
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      Quote: Pavel57
      Convair XFY-1 Pogo in the drone version is the most it.
      So the technology is lost! It's like with the lunar program about ...)))