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Next-Generation Marine Corps Air Defense Radar Undergoing IOT&E

Rob Cross, an official at the U.S. Marine Corps Program Executive Office for Land Systems, recently said that Block 1 of the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar is now undergoing initial operational test and evaluation, USNI News reported Tuesday. G/ATOR, developed by defense contractor Northrop Grumman, is the Marine Corps’ next-generation radar system designed to detect incoming airborne threats like drones, missiles and artillery. Block 1 is meant to provide air defense and air surveillance capabilities.

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Marines to Equip New Tactical Vehicles With Harvested Parts

The U.S. Marine Corps’ Systems Command and Program Executive Officer Land Systems will launch a harvesting plan in 2019 to upgrade one of the service’s new tactical vehicles while saving costs. The Marine Corps said Wednesday the two commands will initially equip two variants of Oshkosh’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle …

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Marines Test Cybersecurity of Light Armored Vehicle

The Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity conducted an extensive adversarial cyber test of the Light Armored Vehicle last month at Camp Pendleton in California. The Marine Corps Systems Command’s LTV program manager required the technical assessment, the Department of the Navy said Monday. Capt. Brian Greunke, network test engineer at MCTSSA, …

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Marine Corps Eyes Updated Medium SATCOM Platform to Support Beyond-Line-of-Sight Communications

A Marine Corps Systems Command-led team looks to update a medium satellite communications system to create and offer a modernized beyond-line-of-sight communications capacity. The U.S. Marine Corps said Thursday the Very Small Aperture Terminal family of systems covers expeditionary, small, medium and large platforms that support data, video and voice applications …

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Marine Corps Fields Updated Anti-Tank Weapon Systems

Members of the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion Marines have fielded four updated anti-tank weapon systems updated by the Marine Corps Systems Command Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank Modernization program team in September. The ATWS platforms were designed to fire tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire-guided missiles and provide long-range, stand-off anti-armor fire support for maneuvering …

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Marines Use 3D Printing Tech to Create Vehicle, Equipment Parts

The U.S. Marine Corps has increased its use of three-dimensional printing technology as part of efforts to boost equipment readiness, combat effectiveness and reduce maintenance costs for aircraft, vehicles, weapons and other systems. USMC said Friday that a 3D printer works to help Marines create drones and replacement parts for buildings, …

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USMC, MIT Design Wearable Tech to Monitor Marine Agility, Mobility Changes

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the U.S. Marine Corps have developed a boot insert prototype designed to collect information on user mobility and agility changes in an  effort to help USMC plan the material composition and format of Marines’ protective gear. The Marine Corps Systems Command said Wednesday its Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad collaborated with MIT’s Lincoln …

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