The Department of theÂ Navy has called off competitions forÂ the development of a mission system architecture and a payload adapter under the Marine Air Ground Task Force Unmanned Aircraft System Expeditionary program, Inside Defense reported Thursday.
In a pair of notices posted on the beta SAM website, DON said the department and the U.S. Marine Corps will reviewÂ the requirements for the two prize challenges.
USMC has envisioned MUX UAS as a multimission platform with the capacity to operateÂ from guided missile destroyers and other “air capable” vesselsÂ or ashore locations.
The first competitionÂ called forÂ the design of an adapter that would insert mission payload containers into a drone’s airframe and theÂ second competitionÂ sought a modular architecture that would accommodate multipleÂ UAS mission system payloads.
Both challenges were originally unveiled in May.