Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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Marine Corps ‘Monster Machine’ Enters Full-Rate Production

QUANTICO, Va. — A Marine Corps vehicle designed to transport International Standards Organization containers to supply Fleet Marines just reached a key acquisition milestone.  The Rough Terrain Container Handler moves 20-to-40-foot ISO containers and shelters on rough terrain, beaches and other surfaces…

Marine Corps Fields New Service-Wide Pistol

QUANTICO, Va. — For the first time since former President Ronald Reagan’s Administration, the Marine Corps is fielding a new service-wide pistol replacement.  The M18 comprises capabilities previous pistols lacked. For example, the M9 — the most widely issued pistol among…

Marine Corps Restores Priority to Ground-Based Air Defense

ARLINGTON, Va. — After two decades of land combat in wars with no air threat beyond small drones, the Marine Corps is putting a high priority to ground-based air defense (GBAD) as it redesigns its force for expeditionary advance base…

Marines to Operate Armed Reaper UAS in ‘Coming Months’

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Marine Corps plans to deploy armed MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles in the “coming months,” the Navy’s program executive officer for Unmanned and Strike Weapons (PEO-UMW) said.  “The MQ-9 Reaper provides increased lethality to the Marine Air-Ground…

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