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Marines Enhance Forensics Tool for Law Enforcement Recognition

The U.S. Marine Corps began efforts to enhance an existing identification technology employed by law enforcement battalions. The Expeditionary Forensics Exploitation Capability is a portable toolset designed to help law enforcement troops gather, analyze and store data associated with friend or foe identification, USMC Systems Command said Tuesday.

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USMC Completes Amphibious Combat Vehicle Requirement Testing

The U.S. Marine Corps has tested the underwater travel and survivability of the new amphibious combat vehicle, reaching new milestones. The concluded test confirms the ACV's aptitude to replace USMC's older assault amphibious vehicle, the branch said Monday. BAE Systems, the program's contractor, began ACV's low rate initial production in June 2018, leading to a series of tests with USMC's Advanced Amphibious Assault program office.

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Marine Corps Acquiring Updated Binocular Night Vision Goggles

The U.S. Marine Corps will acquire around 1,300 Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggles to transition away from the Army/Navy Portable Visual Search devices deployed since the 1990’s, DVIDS reported Tuesday. USMC’s program office plans to issue a final request for proposals for nearly 16,000 of the hybrid binocular night vision and clip-on thermal imaging devices in the near future.

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USMC Hosting Industry Event for Tactical Systems

The U.S. Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity is prepared to inform stakeholders on its goals and efforts during an upcoming industry event. MCTSSA said Thursday it will host its event, titled Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry, on Feb. 6, 2019 in Cap Pendleton, Calif. During the event, MCTSSA subject matter experts and leaders will brief participants on the service branch's goals, challenges and potential contracting opportunities. The technical briefs will cover a variety of topics including cybersecurity testing, cloud computing, wireless technology and systems engineering.

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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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