Friday, January 22, 2021

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BAE Systems to Support U.S. AV-8B Harrier II Fleet to 2029

LONDON — BAE Systems and Vertex Aerospace have signed a nine-year agreement to enhance availability of the U.S. Marine Corps’ AV-8B Harrier II fleet, the company said in a Jan. 12 release.   The U.S. Department of the Navy awarded Vertex…

Marine Corps Presidential Helicopter Testbed Retired

PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — After a 32-year career supporting the development of new technologies for the fleet, a historic Sikorsky NVH-3A Sea King helicopter assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (HX) 21 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River has flown…

Marines Use Sensor Buoys to Better Understand Ocean Battlespace

ARLINGTON, Va.—Flying several thousand feet above the Pacific Ocean, an air crew and a scientist from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution tossed cylindrical floats from a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft. Packed with data-gathering sensors to measure underwater conditions, the…

Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard Release Maritime Strategy

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard released a new tri-service maritime strategy, entitled Advantage at Sea, the Navy said in a Dec.17 release.  The document provides strategic guidance on how the sea services will prevail in…

Marine Corps Begins Fielding Amphibious Combat Vehicle 

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.—The Marine Corps’ new Amphibious Combat Vehicle has achieved two new major milestones, the Program Executive Office – Land Systems said in a Dec. 10 release.   On Nov. 13, the Marine Corps’ Capabilities Development Directorate approved…

Marines’ Presidential Helicopter Headed for IOC in July

ARLINGTON, Va. — The next generation of executive transport helicopter for the president of the United States is planned for Initial Operational Capability (IOC) in July 2021, a Navy spokeswoman said, but the decision of when to place the aircraft…

SECNAV Names Future Expeditionary Sea Base USS John L. Canley

ARLINGTON, Va. — Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced Nov. 10 that a future U.S. Navy Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) class ship will honor Medal of Honor Recipient Marine Corps Sergeant Major (Retired) John L. Canley.  Canley was awarded…

Marine Corps Orders Panther Satellite Terminals from L3Harris

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded L3Harris Technologies a five-year, $88 million ceiling, single-award IDIQ contract — with an initial delivery order of $21 million — for a small, lightweight satellite terminal that delivers extremely reliable high-bandwidth voice, video…

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