Monday, September 16, 2019

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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…

Contract Awarded to Sikorsky for 12 CH-53K Heavy-Lift Helos

WASHINGTON — Naval Air Systems Command has awarded a $1.3 billion contract to Sikorsky for 12 U.S. Marine Corps CH-53K King Stallion helicopters, the command said in a release. “The Marine Corps is very appreciative of the efforts by the…

Marine Corps to Procure Naval Strike Missile

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Using the congressionally approved Other Transaction Authority with the Marine Corps Systems Command, Raytheon will integrate the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) into the Marine Corps’ existing force structure. In recent years the Corps has determined a…

Unmanned Systems Cited as Key by Future of Aviation Panelists

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Future naval aviation will benefit from the fifth-generation F-35s, manned-unmanned teaming and the possibility of greatly enhanced rotary wing aircraft being developed under the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program, a panel of Navy, Marine Corps and…

Indo-Pacific Policy More Complex Than Only China and Russia

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — As the nation grapples with striking a balance between competing with great power challenges and preparing for the possibility of conflict, the Indo-Pacific region poses perhaps the most significant challenge, Dr. Mara Karlin believes. Karlin, director…