The battlefield of tomorrow is taking shape, and the US Marine Corps is at the forefront of this evolution. A new weapon system, the Rogue 1 drone, promises to revolutionize how Marines engage enemies, offering a potent blend of lethality and precision.

This man-portable, 10-pound (4.5-kilogram) loitering munition—as unveiled at last week’s Special Operations Forces (SOF) Week convention in Tampa—packs a powerful punch, capable of taking down infantry, armored vehicles, and even disabling enemy tanks with surgical accuracy.

A Multi-faceted Arsenal: Adaptable Warheads for Every Threat

One of the most compelling aspects of Rogue 1 is its versatility.

Unlike traditional drones that rely on a single explosive payload, Rogue 1 boasts a modular design that allows Marines to adapt to the dynamic battlefield environment.

Tailored Lethality

The drone carries interchangeable warheads, allowing Marines to choose the right tool for the job.

Facing enemy troops on foot? A fragmenting warhead delivers devastating shrapnel effects. Engaging armored vehicles? An Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP) warhead can pierce through steel plating.

Cost-Effective Training

Training plays a crucial role in military preparedness, and Rogue 1 doesn’t neglect this aspect.

A dedicated practice warhead allows Marines to conduct drills and hone their skills without sacrificing expensive live ammunition. This modularity gives Marines a distinct advantage, allowing them to adapt their tactics based on real-time intelligence and the specific threats they encounter.