Medium-Range Maritime Unmanned Aircraft System (MRMUAS)

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Artist's impression of AVX/BAE Systems concept for the US Navy's Medium-Range Maritime Unmanned Aircraft System (MRMUAS).

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Nice concept, but let's hope AVX delivers. Like AvPro, they seem to offer a lot of design proposals but I'm still hoping for some hardware to come from it.
 
Comparing AVX to AvPro seems unfair. BAE presumably selected AVX based on something more than the pretty pictures, and AVX does seem to have a sizable portion of Bell's former design staff. Winning the JMR Tech demo contract also suggests AVX is doing some real engineering work.
 
TomS said:
Comparing AVX to AvPro seems unfair. BAE presumably selected AVX based on something more than the pretty pictures, and AVX does seem to have a sizable portion of Bell's former design staff. Winning the JMR Tech demo contract also suggests AVX is doing some real engineering work.
Indeed, most of the engineers have been around since the AH-1 Cobra. Trust me when I say AVX is in it for pretty pictures
 
The MRMUAS commenced under PE 0305204N. PE 0305237N was established to fund the Technology Development and Engineering and Manufacturing
Development phases of the MRMUAS program. The MRMUAS goal was to provide persistent, sea-based, airborne, real-time and near-real-time Intelligence,
Surveillance, and Reconnaissance data to Navy and Special Operations Forces.
The Navy and Army are cooperating in the Analysis of Alternatives and requirements development.
During the FY13 budget process, fiscal constraints forced Navy to terminate the MRMUAS program and zeroize the funding in FY13 and beyond. Navy terminated
MRMUAS to focus on CONOPS development and drafting a Capability Development Document that will support the Navy's Next Generation of Seabased Vertical Take
Off and Landing Unmanned Aerial Systems, and to develop technologies that can be used to improve existing Navy sea-based unmanned systems such as the Vertical
Take-off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Air Vehicle and Cargo Unmanned Aerial Systems.
 

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