Marines look for 'mega-drone' that will carry same weapons as F-35

The U.S. Marine Corps is in the hunt for a mega-drone able to take off and land vertically and deploy aboard ship, while carrying a serious amount of firepower.

Dec 1st, 2016

The U.S. Marine Corps is in the hunt for a mega-drone able to take off and land vertically and deploy aboard ship, while carrying a serious amount of firepower. The MUX drone, short for Marine air-ground task force unmanned expeditionary capabilities, will reach initial operational capability by 2026, be equipped to fight from sea as well as land, and team with the F-35B Lightning II 5th-generation fighter aircraft on missions.

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