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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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Army, Marines Collaborate to Develop 3D-Printed Drone Tech

The U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps have partnered to develop unmanned aircraft systems with the use of three-dimensional printing technology. Eric Spero of the Army Research Laboratory’s vehicle technology directorate leads a team pursuing the UAS development project at Fort Benning in Georgia, the service branch said Friday. ARL researchers and …

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David Bretz Named Commander of Navy’s Destroyer Squadron 31

Capt. David Bretz, previously deputy commodore of the U.S. Navy‘s Destroyer Squadron 31, has officially succeeded Capt. Charles Johnson as DESRON-31 commander during a change-of-command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl-Harbor Hickam. Johnson, who will move on to report to the commander of U.S. 6th Fleet in Naples, Italy, was awarded the Legion of …

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James Mattis Gets Formal Defense Secretary Nomination

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis has received formal nomination from President-elect Donald Trump as the next defense secretary during a rally in North Carolina, the New York Times reported Tuesday. Michael Shear writes Trump opened the rally with an introduction of Mattis on the Crown Coliseum stage near …

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Army to Continue Test on UAV Sense and Avoid System in Fall

U.S. Army developers for an unmanned aerial vehicle Ground Based Sense and Avoid system have scheduled a fall return to the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah for the final stage of its last system test. The Army said May 10 that John Innes, program test lead, indicated that the GBSAA is the first system to meet …

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Marine Corps Engineer School Updates Counter-IED Curriculum to Address Troop Readiness Requirements

The U.S. Marine Corps‘ engineer school has developed a new curriculum to train warfighters to counter improvised explosive device threats, Marine Corps Times reported Tuesday. Matthew Schehl writes that USMC looks to provide units with hands-on field training and tailored intelligence based on the geographic area the squads are assigned to, using lessons …

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