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Marines to Implement Target Handoff System on Samsung Tablets

The U.S. Marine Corps will integrate a new target handoff system into off-the-shelf tablets from Samsung to call in fire support from air, ground and sea units, Military.com reported Wednesday. Hope Hodge Seck writes Jesse Hume, project officer for the Target Handoff System Version 2, said that approximately 900 Marines will utilize the platform alongside a combat …

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Katrina McFarland Retires as Army Acquisition Chief

Katrina McFarland has retired from her position as assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology at the U.S. Army after a nearly 30-year public sector career, the Army said Tuesday. McFarland oversaw research, development, procurement, life cycle management and sustainment of Army weapons systems over the past nine months. “Katrina has done a …

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Lt. Gen. Jon Davis: Marines Eye F-35 Weapons & Sensors on UAS

Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, U.S. Marine Corps deputy commandant for aviation, has said the service branch’s future Group 5 unmanned aircraft system may carry the same weapons and sensors as the F-35 fighter jet, DoD Buzz reported Thursday. Davis told the Unmanned Systems Defense conference in Virginia that the Marine air-ground task force unmanned …

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Lt. Gen. Jon Davis: Marine Corps Deploys Blackjack UAV on Combat Mission

Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, deputy commandant for aviation at the U.S. Marine Corps, said in his speech at the Defense Unmanned Systems conference that the service branch’s newest unmanned aerial vehicle has performed its first combat mission, Seapower Magazine reported Wednesday. Otto Kreisher writes an anonymous source from the Defense Department …

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Marine Corps Launches New Tech Discovery Task Force

Maj. Jim Foley of the U.S. Marine Corps‘ Ellis Group has said the service branch has established a new task force that works to find existing systems to help exploit gaps in enemy defenses for Marine amphibious vehicles to maneuver from shore to shore, Marine Corps Times reported Saturday. Jeff Schogol …

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