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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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Sec. Richard Spencer Calls for Increased, Faster Innovation Across Navy

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer wants to improve how the service branch plans its spending, finds partnerships and speeds up the deployment of new technologies to boost the capabilities of its service members, USNI News reported Wednesday. Spencer said he's looking for ways to increase the budget and accelerate the acquisition process to empower sailors and the civilian workforce. 

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Navy Explores New Littoral Combat Group Concept for Coordinated Deployment

The U.S. Navy has tested a new Littoral Combat Group concept for a coordinated deployment of disaggregated forces, USNI News reported Thursday. In late 2018, the service branch deployed San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Somerset along with Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer to support ground forces in South America.

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Recent DoD IG Audit Reveals Lack of Software Rationalization in Branches

The Department of Defense's inspector general released the audit results to determine how the U.S. NavyU.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force rationalize software and manage obsolete and duplicate applications. The audit found the three service branches did not consistently handle software rationalization. However, the USMC and Navy observed processes to prevent software duplication, the inspector general said Dec. 13th in a report.

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Top Navy Officer Unveils New Strategy to Accelerate Tech Development, Deployment

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson released the updated version of his strategy document detailing major changes in how the U.S. Navy will acquire and field new technologies, USNI News reported Monday. Richardson’s Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority 2.0 aims to speed up the development, testing, fielding of tools, weapon systems and ships, among other assets of the service branch.

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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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Navy, Marine Corps Detail Plans to Address Readiness Issues

The U.S. Marine Corps and Navy have announced plans to leverage commercial services, replace aging systems, accelerate ship and aircraft acquisition, build shipyard workforce and increase international partnerships to address recently found readiness issues.

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