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Report: Marines Look to Adopt Loitering Munitions

The U.S. Marine Corps intends to arm front-line troops with suicide drones, also called loitering munitions, to help them perform missions in austere locations beyond a striking range of manned aerial platforms, Marines Corps Times reported Saturday. The service branch envisions deploying swarms of up to 15 suicide drones each under …

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USMC Implements Use of New Night Vision Goggles

The U.S. Marine Corps has commenced fielding of a new situational awareness tool for Marines in night-time operations. The Binocular Night Vision Goggle II is a helmet-mounted binocular designed to boost night perception and magnify ambient light through the use of white phosphor image intensification technology, USMC said Tuesday. The binocular also features a clip-on …

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Navy to Activate USS Portland Amphibious Transport Dock

The U.S. Navy has announced it will commission the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock to be named USS Portland at the Port of Portland in Oregon during a ceremony to occur on Saturday. The Defense Department said Thursday Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan will provide the commisionning’s principal address. Bonny Amos, wife of the U.S. Marine …

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Marines Use 3D Printing Tech for Vehicle Replacement Parts

The U.S. Marine Corps has used an additive manufacturing process to produce replacement parts for a small unmanned ground vehicle and fighter aircraft. USMC said Thursday that Combat Logistic Battalion 31 uses a three-dimensional printer technology as an alternative source for components when immediate action is required, such as an impending failure of …

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