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Gen. David Berger Releases Marine Force Design 2030

Gen. David Berger, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, outlined his plans for advancing the transformation of the service branch’s force structure by 2030, Seapower Magazine reported Thursday. The Force Design 2030 report seeks to shift the Marine Corps’ focus from countering violent extremism in the Middle East to peer-level competition in the Indo-Pacific region in accordance with the National Defense Strategy.

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Army Launches UAV Tech Contest for University Students

The U.S. Army invites university students to submit concepts on unmanned aerial vehicles for a chance to win up to $35K, Army Times reported Friday. Wichita State University organizes the C3 Converge/Collaborate/Create Challenge that allows college and graduate students to pitch Army UAV ideas to defense and industry experts.

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Army Working on Counter-Drone Laser Tech for Medium Tactical Vehicles

The U.S. Army plans to work with the U.S. Navy to integrate a drone-defeating laser into the former’s Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles, Military.com reported Tuesday. Previously, the Army developed a High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstrator platform that includes a 100-kilowatt laser designed to target swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles.

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Coast Guard to Field Insitu UAVs Aboard Nat’l Security Cutters

The U.S. Coast Guard plans to deploy small drones developed by Boeing's Insitu subsidiary onto four more National Security Cutters by the end of 2019, Flight Global reported Wednesday. The Scan Eagle unmanned aerial vehicles will contain payloads including sensor systems, communications relay platforms and a laser pointer to support various USCG missions including search-and-rescue, ice-breaking and anti-drug trafficking. 

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FAA Reauthorization Bill Includes Counter-Drone Provision

A Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill contains a provision that would allow the Department of Homeland Security to attack drones that threaten national assets, Bloomberg reported Saturday. Unveiled the same day, the provision is part of H.R. 302 which aims to provide the FAA with aviation safety funds to cover a five-year authorization period.

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