MRMUASMedium Range Maritime Unmanned Aerial System (US DoD)
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The Mrmuas requirement is believed to have been sparked by the US Navy antipiracy operation in 2009, depicted in the Tom Hanks movie "Captain Phillips", released in October 2013.
The broad aim of Mrmuas was that a single ship should be able to provide sustained 24/7 ISR capability at a range of 555 km to support special operations.
The Mrmuas is envisioned as a vtol drone with radar, communications relay, electronic support measures and sigint equipment in addition to an EO/IR sensor.