September 2019

Marines will confront an explosion of new challenges as Russia and China spread new military tech

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[ad_1] MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. ― One vulnerability that will likely test the Marine Corps’ future warfighting plans the most is not its major near-peer competitor weapons systems in a one-on-one fight. What it is is the explosion of low-cost technology from cyber to drones to rockets that deploying Marines will most likely be the first to face while deployed. During a panel here this week at the annual… Read More »Marines will confront an explosion of new challenges as Russia and China spread new military tech

This could be the Corps’ next grenade

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[ad_1] A modular hand grenade that can be modified to increase explosive power by connecting other grenades may be next on the Corps’ list for a future grenade. And the scalable hand grenade the Corps is looking at is manufactured by Nammo — the makers of the Corps’ single-shot light anti-tank rocket launcher known as the M72 LAW. The grenade produces little fragmentation and relies on over-pressurization to produce casualties… Read More »This could be the Corps’ next grenade

Boeing’s withdrawal from the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program must not cause delays

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[ad_1] Boeing sent seismic shock waves through the defense acquisition system this past July when it announced it would not compete for the U.S. Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, or GBSD, program, a major defense effort worth at least $63 billion. Boeing stated that the program’s structure did not provide a level playing field on which Boeing could compete for the award. Specifically, Boeing complained that the 2018 acquisition… Read More »Boeing’s withdrawal from the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program must not cause delays

Here’s every ship activated for TRANSCOM’s massive sealift surge

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[ad_1] WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Command announced this week the largest simultaneous activation of sealift vessels in its history, a stress test of the aging logistics fleet that would be called upon to move up to 90 percent and Army and Marine Corps kit in the event of a major conflict. The bulk of the ships activated are the Ready Reserve Force, a group of 46 ships kept permanently in… Read More »Here’s every ship activated for TRANSCOM’s massive sealift surge

Hurricane Dorian showed NGA can get data out faster

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[ad_1] The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency was able to get satellite imagery into the hands of humanitarian mission faster with Hurricane Dorian than previous natural disasters by simplifying its organization and providing access to outside mapping data, officials said. The NGA is charged with analyzing and distributing geospatial intelligence to the national security community. Additionally, the agency provides mapping data in the aftermath of natural disasters to help relief efforts understand… Read More »Hurricane Dorian showed NGA can get data out faster