Thursday, October 27, 2016

UAS will change maneuver capability of Marines

UAS will change maneuver capability of Marines: Unmanned systems are changing the maneuverability of the Marine Corps. Referencing the newly published Marine Corps Operating Concept, Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh, commanding general of Marine Corps Combat Development Command, said that within the force’s combined arms approach to maneuver warfare, the unmanned capability will allow for maneuverability in different ways than witnessed in the 20th century.

Speaking at the Unmanned Systems Defense conference on Oct. 25, Walsh, quoting Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller, highlighted the path forward that involves using unmanned systems at all echelons and in all domains, as mastering the man-machine interface offers a revolution in military operations.

This mirrors what Neller has previously said: that every infantry squad could have its own small unmanned aerial device.