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Army Launching Efforts to Develop Marine Corps’ Autonomous Ground Vehicle

The U.S. Army is looking to develop a robotic combat vehicle originally developed for the U.S. Marine Corps in 2017, National Defense Magazine reported Wednesday. The Army plans to update the Marine Corps’ expeditionary modular autonomous vehicle and produce light, medium and heavy versions of the platform. 

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David Berger’s Planning Guidance Puts Focus on Marine Corps’ Force Design

Gen. David Berger, the U.S. Marine Corps commandant, said that he is focused on updating force design in an effort to “modernize for the future during a recently released strategy,” Federal News Network reported Monday. Berger wrote in the 38th Commandant’s Planning Guidance that the Marine Corps should avoid prioritizing mass over quality for its manpower model and that it must move away from legacy defense programs.

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Gen. David Berger Assumes USMC Command

Gen. David Berger has begun his tenure as the U.S. Marine Corps' 38th commandant and a Joint Chiefs of Staff member, succeeding Gen. Robert Neller. Berger received commandant authority during a ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, the Department of Defense said Thursday

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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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Marine Corps Partners With Industry on Logistics Modernization Efforts

Adam Drake, CEO and chief data officer of data consultancy firm Atazzo, is working on modernizing U.S. Marine Corps logistics operations as part of his role as a 2019 Presidential Innovation Fellow, GCN reported Friday. Drake is collaborating with the service branch’s deputy commandant for installations and logistics on “a series of projects” to support the Marine Corps and Department of Defense in all logistics-related matters.

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USMC Plans Use of New Multichannel Radios

The U.S. Marine Corps is looking to implement smaller handheld and man-packable multichannel radio systems with boosted situational awareness. The service branch said Tuesday that its new AN/PRC-158 radios would allow for simultaneous monitoring between two networks and accelerate the execution of operations. The new man-packable, multichannel radio is designed to cover a wider frequency spectrum than the previous AN/PRC-117G single-channel unit. 

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