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  • 6 December 2018
    Authorities

    A US Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet collided with a KC-130 Hercules tanker aircraft some 200 miles off the coast of Japan on December 6, the United States Marine Corps has confirmed. Two of overall seven service members who were aboard the two aircraft as they crashed have been found and the search for the remaining five continues. Both rescued […]

  • 2 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Shortly after the US Marine Corps ordered their first next-generation amphibious vehicles, a number of US Marines units started familiarizing themselves with the new assault amphibious vehicles during exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). During the evolutions, the US Marines worked with Canadian and Mexican service members at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, June 29, […]

  • 20 August 2018
    Authorities

    The US Navy has identified a Marine who was reported missing from the USS Essex on August 9 has been identified as Cpl. Jonathan Currier. After a five-day search in the Mindanao Sea, which involved the Essex amphibious ready group (ARG) and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) in addition to Philippine Coast Guard and Singaporean […]

  • 8 May 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The US Marine Corps has selected the Norwegian Naval Strike Missile for a program that will allow the service to defend against enemy warships from the shore. According to a Raytheon announcement from May 7, the Kongsberg-developed Naval Strike Missile will be integrated US Marine Corps’ existing force structure under a $47.59 million contract. Another […]

  • 20 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Marine Corps Systems Command has selected BAE Systems as the preferred builder for the construction of amphibious combat vehicles (ACV) which will eventually replace the amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) currently in service. Following a successful Milestone C decision, a contract $198 million will allow BAE Systems to build 30 low rate production vehicles, […]

  • 4 April 2018
    Authorities

    A US Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier crashed during takeoff from Djibouti Ambouli International Airport on April 3, the US Navy said in a statement. The pilot is receiving medical care after ejecting and doctors said the pilot was in stable condition while being evaluated at Camp Lemonnier’s expeditionary medical facility. There are no reports of injuries to […]

  • 5 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade has begun a two-week amphibious training event in international waters off the African coast of Djibouti, the US Department of Defense said.  As explained, Alligator Dagger is the largest regional amphibious combat rehearsal to integrate and synchronize TF 51/5’s warfighting capabilities and those of adjacent US […]

  • 8 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Marine Corps recently tested a mine plow prototype on their Assault Breacher Vehicle, nicknamed “The Shredder”, during exercise Steel Knight in December 2017. The ABV conducted its first amphibious landing with a Modified Full Width Mine Plow prototype during the long-range breaching exercise in the western United States. In the future, this piece of equipment […]

  • 25 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command awarded a total of $225.3M for the development and production of a new Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV). SAIC, the American-based government contractor, received a $121.5M contract and BAE Systems recieved $103.7M for the build of initial 13 prototypes. The two companies won the bid against three other competitors, which […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Marines assigned to Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) Company Europe worked alongside their Spanish and Italian counterparts to complete a two-week exercise in Morn, Spain. The exercise was named Lisa Azul and saw the participation of Spanish Marines from Tercio del Sur, Brigada de Infanteria de Marina, and Italian Marines from the San Marco Regiment. […]

  • 11 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A War Familiarization Exercise (WARFEX) had the U.S. Navy’s multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan host 250 Marine junior officers from The Basic School (TBS), February 5-7. The role of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship in hosting TBS and purpose of the exercise was to familiarize the junior officers with the capabilities and limitations of multipurpose amphibious assault […]

  • 17 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    US Marine Corps’ F/A-18 squadrons recently completed operational flights with the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) 2.75 rocket that provides air-to-ground weapon support. APKWS allows the F/A-18A-D to maintain a forward-firing, moving-target capability while increasing available ordnance per aircraft and provides a more efficient weapons match versus target sets currently seen in theater. “This […]

  • 26 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy and Marine Corps units are wrapping up two weeks of joint drills as part of exercise Pacific Blitz 2019 in and off the coast of Southern California. The scenario-driven field-training exercise kicked off March 12 and is set to conclude on Tuesday, March 26. The exercise involved command and control of simultaneous amphibious […]

  • 13 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Although the US Navy and Marine Corps are working to rebuild the readiness of their forces while growing and modernizing their aging fleet of ships and aircraft, achieving readiness recovery goals will take years.  This is due to the fact that both services continue to be challenged to rebuild readiness amid continued operational demands, the US Government […]

  • 28 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) system has successfully passed its Defense Acquisition Board review and achieved milestone C, missile developer Lockheed Martin has announced. The signed acquisition decision memorandum approves the JAGM system to enter into low-rate initial production (LRIP). JAGM flight tests, including ten limited user test flights, were completed across the performance envelope […]

  • 24 October 2013
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division hosted Gen. James Amos, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, and Bonnie Amos Tuesday to meet with shipbuilders on the amphibious transport dock Portland (LPD 27). Mrs. Amos is the ship’s sponsor. “Today, I thanked the Ingalls shipbuilders who are building LPD 27, and I got a promise from […]

  • 17 July 2017
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy and Marine Corps leaders gathered in Pearl Harbor last month for the “Joint Strike Fighter Sustainment Summit” in anticipation of the first shipboard deployment of the F-35B Lightning II. The attendees focused on planning and preparing the logistical support for the F-35B Lightning II’s first deployment scheduled to happen within the next year. “The summit […]

  • 6 November 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy has awarded Sikorsky a $717 million performance-based contract for supply and logistics support for the entire fleet of US Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon and Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters. The scope of the performance-based logistics contract includes repairs, overhauls, spares, obsolescence mitigation and asset management services over four years. The expanded […]

  • 23 November 2012
    Authorities

    The Commander of United States Marine Corps (USMC) Forces Pacific, Lieutenant General Terry G Robling, visited Headquarters Philippine Navy (HPN) and paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Naval Staff, Commodore Jesus C Millan on November 19, 2012. He was accompanied by Sergeant Major William T Stables, Command Sergeant Major of Marine Forces Pacific […]

  • 22 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock got another opportunity to shine at the International Rim of the Pacific exercise in Hawaii as the largest and heaviest U.S. armed forces helicopter landed on it deck for the first time. The United States Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Super Stallion flew to Canberra from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii as […]

  • 28 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    In a milestone for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, a Marine Corps F-35B flying from amphibious assault ship USS Essex carried out its first combat strike. The strike took place on September 27 in the US Central Command area of responsibility in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan. During this mission, the F-35B conducted an air strike in support of […]

  • 26 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Sikorsky Aircraft a $232 million contract for the procurement of another two CH-53K system demonstration helicopters. The service initially ordered four aircraft from the company in 2013 in order to carry out operational evaluation of the new helicopter system and than ordered additional two in April 2014. Work on the latest order is […]

  • 20 May 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Sikorsky a $1.3 billion contract for the construction and delivery of 12 CH-53K King Stallion helicopters for the US Marine Corps. The low rate initial production (LRIP) Lots 2 and 3 contract was awarded on May 17. The most powerful helicopter in the Department of Defense, the […]

  • 7 August 2017
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy and Marine Corps suspended search and rescue efforts for three marines involved in an MV-22 Osprey mishap off the coast of Australia on August 5. Twenty-three of 26 personnel aboard were rescued while the next-of-kin for the three missing marines have been notified. Operations have now shifted to recovery efforts with the transition […]

  • 22 December 2011

    The Austal designed, built and supported high speed vessel “WestPac Express” has been re-chartered for use by the United States Marine Corps, continuing a success story that began over 10 years ago. Commencing as a direct continuation of the ship’s current charter, the new contract with the United States Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) will […]

  • 11 June 2019
    Authorities

    Sikorsky has received a a $542 million contract to build six VH-92A helicopter for the presidential lift mission. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, was awarded the $542 million contract by the navy’s presidential helicopter program. “The team has efficiently leveraged a proven platform with cutting edge government mission systems for rapid agile development of the […]

  • 10 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Naval forces from the US and Indonesia have commenced the 24th Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise. The exercise began with the arrival of the dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) with elements from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit in Jakarta on August 10. As informed, the US sailors and marines will engage with […]

  • 9 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Bell Helicopter a $423.4 million contract modification ordering more AH-1Z new build helicopters. Under this modification, Bell Helicopter will manufacture and deliver 25 Lot 14 AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters in support of the H-1 upgrade program the Marine Corps is undertaking. The Marine Corps H-1 program is upgrading the older AH-1W SuperCobras and UH-1N Twin […]

  • 11 June 2019
    Authorities

    The US Navy has concluded its salvage operation related to the December 6, 2018, collision between the F/A-18 and a KC-130J off the coast of Japan. The operation took place between May 27 and June 7, 2019. The salvage effort accomplished the task of recovering the KC-130J’s cockpit voice recorder and digital flight recorder. The […]