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Lance Cpl. Cody Barss uses a handheld tablet to request resupply during an Office of Naval Research (ONR) demonstration of the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS), which gives helicopters the capability for unmanned flight. AACUS consists of software and sensors that can be applied to a variety of rotary wing aircraft, and will provide the U.S. Marine Corps with the ability to rapidly support forces on the front lines, as an alternative to convoys, manned aircraft or air drops in all weather and possibly hostile conditions, with minimal training required by the requestor. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)

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Taken on February 25, 2014