Thursday, January 23, 2020

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Blackjack UAS Fielding Complete for Navy, Marine Corps

ARLINGTON, Va. — The fielding of the RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aerial system achieved full operational capability in 2019, Navy’s program manager said. Col. John Neville, the Blackjack’s program manager for the Program Executive Office-Unmanned and Strike Weapons, told Seapower at…

Bell Boeing Delivers First Modified Osprey for Improved Fleet Readiness

PHILADELPHIA — Boeing and Bell Textron Inc. have delivered the first modified MV-22 Osprey to the U.S. Marine Corps for improved readiness and reliability of the tilt-rotor fleet, Boeing said in a release.  The Marines have multiple configurations of the MV-22 aircraft in…

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…