Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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Berger Takes Over From Neller as Marine Corps Commandant

Gen. David H. Berger relieved Gen. Robert B. Neller on July 11 to become the 38th commandant of the Marine Corps in a ceremony at Marine Corps Barracks, Washington. Acting Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper said of Berger: “In this…

NAVAIR Orders 80 Blackjack, 93 ScanEagle UAVs

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy has awarded a contract for Blackjack and ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles for the Navy and Marine Corps and several foreign nations. Insitu Inc. of Bingen, Washington, was awarded by the Naval Air Systems Command a…

First Marine F-35C Squadron Retires its Hornets

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Marine Corps’ first operational squadron to fly the F-35C carrier-capable version of the Lightning II joint strike fighter has retired its last F/A-18 Hornet strike fighter. In ceremonies held June 21 at Marine Corps Air Station…

JLTV Approved for Full-Rate Production for Marine Corps, Army

WASHINGTON — Bruce Jette, assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, on June 20 approved the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program’s transition into full-rate production, the Army Program Executive Office for Combat Support and Combat…

Corps Begins Fielding Mobile Satellite Communication System

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — The U.S. Marine Corps recently began fielding a next-generation narrowband satellite communication system that assists warfighters in connecting to networks on the battlefield, Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) said in a June 12 release….

Marine Corps Orders 30 G/ATORs from Northrop Grumman

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. in Baltimore for full-rate production of the TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR). According to a June 7 Department of Defense release, the Marine…

Navy Orders Reaper ISR Services for Marine Corps

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy has awarded a contract to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) services though use of Group 5 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). According to a May 30 Defense…

Bell V-280 Valor Receives High Marks During Low-Speed Agility Testing

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Bell V-280 Valor recently completed flight demonstrations ahead of schedule of its low-speed agility key performance parameter in the U.S. Army-led Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR TD) program, Bell Helicopter announced. The V-280 Valor, which…