Monday, November 18, 2019

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Marine Corps Orders 30 More Amphibious Combat Vehicles

STAFFORD, Va. — BAE Systems has received a $120 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps for additional Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACVs) under a third order for Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP), the company said in a release. This award is a next step on the path…

Global C-130J Fleet Surpasses 2 Million Flight Hours

The global community of C-130J Super Hercules operators recently surpassed 2 million flight hours, Lockheed Martin announced in an Oct. 15 release. These hours were logged beginning with the C-130J’s first flight on April 5, 1996, through the end of July 2019.  Twenty-two…

Speakers at Modern Day Marine Stress Commandant’s Directives

QUANTICO, Va. — The Marines’ annual appeal to industry is focusing heavily this year on capabilities that would allow distributed Marine Corps forces to not just survive but persist within the deadly areas created by the kinds of high-technology weapons…

Marine JLTV Achieves Initial Operational Capability

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — The Marine Corps’ Joint Light Tactical Vehicle is officially ready to deploy and support missions of the naval expeditionary force-in-readiness worldwide, the Marine Corps announced. Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Combat Development and Integration…

Marine Commandant Berger: Force Design is Top Priority

ARLINGTON, Va. — The new commandant of the Marine Corps has made force design as his top priority as he moves to shape the Marine Corps for the future. The “Commandant’s Planning Guidance” (CPG), issued by Gen. David H. Berger…

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…