Marines Get Resupply from Unmanned Aircraft During Exercise

AACUS provides a material resupply for Marines assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 8, based at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC at Marine Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, CA, May 14, 2018. (Matt Lyman/U.S. Marine Corps) – Marines are reportedly attempting unmanned boats in their training program. This unmanned aircraft carry logistics during the exercise. report, Thursday (7/6/2018), The exercise was conducted at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center 29 Palms, California.

UH-1 Huey autonomy took part in the combat training and successfully succeeded for now.

UH-1 itself is a future experiment to help marines get logistical operations while on the battlefield.

The legacy helicopter platform is made autonomous with the Autonomous Aerial Cargo / Utility System, or AACUS.

The aircraft is quite sophisticated. It can detect and avoid obstacles in the air or around its landing zone.

Camp Lejeune, a North Carolina-based battalion set up late last year as a Marine Corps experimental unit for logistics, placed it in the first line for experiments involving new technologies and systems.

The Corps recently completed nearly two years of a series of infantry experiments involving the 3rd Battalion, the 5th Marine, a designated experimental infantry battalion trained and deployed over a period of time.