Tag Archives: Marine Corps

USMC Rolls Out Network Activity in NCR; Col. Edward Debish Quoted

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The U.S. Marine Corps has launched a new network activity that will work to connect computers, warfighters and other communications devices within the National Capital RegionThe Network Activity - NCR is designed to update the Marine Corps' capacity to mitigate network outages and counter cyberattacks, the service branch said Wednesday.

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Vertex Aerospace Wins $111M Task Order to Support USMC Fleet; Ed Boyington Quoted

Ed Boyington

The Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Vertex Aerospace a five-year, $111.4M Contracted Maintenance, Modification, Aircrew and Related Services (CMMARS) task order for the RESET of the U.S. Marine Corps' CH-53E Super Stallion fleet, the company reported on Tuesday. The task order has expanded Vertex Aerospace Defense Services (ADS) division’s has support of the CH-53E RESET program.

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GAO: DoD Must Improve Info Sharing Among Military Branches’ Maintenance Depots

Maintenance Depots

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending the Department of Defense (DoD) to improve information sharing among its repair depots through the implementation of working groups and best practices aimed at meeting weapons system maintenance goals. GAO said that although the DoD has experienced challenges in meeting weapons repair objectives in recent years.

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Marine Corps to Open Wargaming Center in Virginia; Lt. Gen. Eric Smith Quoted

Lt. Gen. Eric Smith

The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) plans to establish a wargaming center for simulated training exercises in Quantico, Va., over the next four years. USMC said Tuesday that the agency is working with industry on the proposed Marine Corps Wargaming and Analysis Center that will be located within Marine Corps Base Quantico and house over 12 wargames annually.

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USMC in Discussions to Adopt Hypersonic Weaponry

U.S. Marine Corps

The U.S. Marine Corps may follow the other service branches in using hypersonic weapons, in favor of a speed-focused operational concept, USNI News reported Thursday. Mike White, assistant director for hypersonics at the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, said in an online event that USMC's battlefield agility makes the service a good candidate for hypersonics implementation.

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USMC Pursues Decade-Long Strategy to Update Infantry Weapons

The U.S. Marine Corps has commenced an effort to modernize the infantry weapons, complementary optics and other related systems used in the service. USMC said Tuesday its Program Manager for Infantry Weapons or PM IW is working to align with the vision of Gen. David Berger, Marine Corps commandant, to thrive in the competition of power.

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