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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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Pentagon’s SCO Experiments With Autonomous Tech For Air Force, Marine Corps

The Defense Department‘s strategic capabilities office has experimented with autonomous technologies that SCO aims to transition to the U.S. Air Force and the Marine Corps, Defense News reported Sunday. Aaron Mehta writes SCO Director William Roper’s team is developing Perdix — an unmanned system designed to be hand-launched or deployed from fighter aircraft to connect with other Perdix units and …

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Ray Mabus: DDG 125 & 126 Destroyers Named After Two WWII Marines

U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has named the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers DDG 125 and DDG 126 after two former Marines who were awarded Medals of Honor for their efforts during World War II. The service branch said Saturday DDG 125 and DDG 126 will be called USS Jack H. Lucas and USS Louis H. Wilson Jr., …

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