Tag Archives: U.S. Marine Corps.

Thales Defense & Security Adds Gen. James L. Jones, Dr. Ray Johnson & Alan Kessler to Board of Directors; Mike Sheehan Quoted

Thales Defense & Security, Inc. announced on Tuesday that General James L. Jones, formerly of the U.S. Marine Corps., Dr. Ray Johnson and Alan Kessler have been appointed new members of Thales’ board of directors. 

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USMC Eyes Biosensing Tech to Monitor Marines’ Physiological Status, Readiness

The U.S. Marine Corps has issued a request for information on wearable devices with a biosensor as the service branch looks to customize training programs and increase the operational performance of troops, Marine Corps Times reported Tuesday. USMC wants to determine the potential of biosensing technology-equipped wristbands, chest straps, watches or T-shirts to collect and transmit physiological data as part of human performance augmentation efforts.

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Marine Corps Looks to Buy MQ-9 Reapers to Take New Missions

The U.S. Marine Corps wants to make the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial systems permanent in its inventory through President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal, National Defense Magazine reported Friday. The service requested $117 million in funding to buy three Reapers in the coming year and additional three for fiscal year 2021.

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Charlie Mathis, EVP & CFO of SAIC, Receives Executive Mosaic’s Chairman’s Award

Jim Garrettson, chief executive officer of Executive Mosaic, presented Charlie Mathis, the chief financial officer and executive vice president for Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), with the Chairman’s Award for completing his first year as chairman of the CFO Group for Executive Mosaic’s 4x24 program.

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Marine Corps Systems Command to Review 3D Printed Impellers for Tanks

The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command partnered with U.S. Fleet Marine Forces and other organizations to assess the performance of additive printed impellers on M1A1 Abrams tanks. The service branch said Thursday it plans to utilize the impellers to replace tank components in the event of delayed parts deliveries.

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Air Force Team Demos KC-135 Refuel Drone on F-35 Aircraft

A U.S. Air Force-led team concluded tests on a drone refueling system designed to work with F-35 aircraft systems. The F-35 Lightning II program team launched an F-35B aircraft to the Edwards Air Force Base along with the KC-135 Stratotanker system to highlight the tanker's capability to refuel at night operations, USAF said Friday.

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Report: Jim Webb Emerges as Potential Candidate for Defense Secretary Role

The White House considers Jim Webb, a former senator from Virginia, to serve as the next secretary of the Department of Defense, The New York Times reported Thursday. Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan assumed the role of acting DoD secretary on Tuesday after James Mattis resigned from his post.

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