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Marines F-35B Units Land on USS Wasp for Patrol Operation

The U.S. Marine Corps‘ Fighter Attack Squadron 121 has landed F-35B Lightning II aircraft aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp in support of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s 2018 spring patrol. The recent landing on the East China Sea starts the F-35B’s first deployment for an MEU operation, the Marines said Monday. The MEU’s annual …

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Navy to Update USS America Amphibious Assault Ship for F-35 Integration

The U.S. Navy is scheduled to start installing updates on the USS America amphibious assault ship to support the operations of the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft aboard the vessel, The National Interest reported Wednesday. British defense contractor BAE Systems said USS America will undergo a series of hull, mechanical and electrical …

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DoD’s Natl Security Tech Accelerator, Marine Corps Partner to Form Adaptive Threat Force

The U.S. Marine Corps‘ Warfighting Laboratory/Futures Directorate has signed a two-year agreement with MD5, the Defense Department‘s technology accelerator for national security, to form group that will serve as adversaries in Marine experiments. USMC said Wednesday the Adaptive Threat Force will be formed to challenge experimental Marines teams with situations that require adaptive …

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Marines Conduct 12-day Airfield Construction Exercise

Troops from Marine Air Control Squadron 4 and other marine groups have gathered in Okinawa Dec. 4 to participate in a 12-day exercise on airfield construction. The Voodoo Magic exercise trained marines’ skills in operating without an airfield and taking over an already established airfield, the Defense Department said Friday. Teams …

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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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Marines Demo Autonomous Tech on UH-1 Helicopter

The U.S. Marine Corps has demonstrated an autonomous technology on a UH-1 Huey military helicopter at Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia. The flight demonstration was part of the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System partnership between the Office of Naval Research and Aurora Flight Sciences, ONR said Wednesday. “With AACUS, an unmanned helicopter …

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James Geurts Assumes Navy Acquisition Chief Role

James Geurts, former acquisition executive at the U.S. Special Operations Command, has officially assumed the role of assistant U.S. Navy secretary for research, development and acquisition during a swearing-in ceremony, USNI News reported Tuesday. Geurts said in a statement that he looks forward to collaborating with civilian, military, industry and academic …

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