Category Archives: Marines

Marines field new rifle optic for better accuracy, hit probability

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The Marine Corps recently began fielding a new rifle optic to improve shooter accuracy at distances with both the M4 carbine and M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle. The squad common optic is a magnified day optic that has both an illuminated and nonilluminated aim point that’s built to increase effective target acquisition and probability of hit, […]

Marines seek new intel tool for public info online

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WASHINGTON — The Marine Corps is developing an intelligence tool to analyze online public information about threats and asked industry to help pinpoint the right technology for these increasingly important open source reviews. The Corps seeks to identify companies that provide the capability and discover if existing contacts or partnerships could streamline delivery of a […]

Marines seek new intel tool for public info online

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WASHINGTON — The Marine Corps is developing an intelligence tool to analyze online public information about threats and asked industry to help pinpoint the right technology for these increasingly important open source reviews. The Corps seeks to identify companies that provide the capability and discover if existing contacts or partnerships could streamline delivery of a […]

Marines need to trust their robots like they trust each other, commandant says

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Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger sees Marines trusting robot partners as vital to how he expects them to fight in the near future. “I believe in Man-Unmanned Teaming, it will enable Marines to be more lethal,” Berger said at the annual National Defense Industrial Association Expeditionary Warfare Conference on Tuesday. The problem, he said, […]

New in 2021: Marines and loitering munitions ― from LAVs to infantry squads, the Corps wants more in the new year

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As the Corps looks to protect its small units in far-flung places, it has had to ditch light artillery and is instead looking for “loitering munitions” both large and small. A notice posted on a federal government contracting website in mid-November has a deadline of January. That potential project is a man-portable system that can […]

New in 2021: More Marines on British carriers

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In September a Marine F-35B squadron operated off the deck of one of Britain’s newest aircraft carriers, marking a possible future of increased interoperability and flexibility as the U.S. and U.K. take another step forward in their “special relationship.” The Marine squadron, also known as VMFA-211, or the Wake Island Avengers, sent 10 F-35Bs, from […]

New in 2021: Will 2021 see Marines hunting for subs?

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Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger wants the Marine Corps to get into submarine hunting while deployed on expeditionary advanced bases. The expeditionary advanced base concept has been developed as the Marine Corps shifts its focus away from the Middle East toward near-peer competitors like China and Russia. The concept sees small units of Marines […]

Navy, Marines bolster maritime presence off the coast of Somalia amid US troop relocation

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The U.S. is bolstering its maritime presence just off the Somali coast as U.S. Africa Command starts to reposition forces from Somalia to other areas of the region. AFRICOM announced Tuesday that the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit — consisting of nearly 5,000 sailors and Marines — are now […]

Marines awarded by DC fire department for saving woman trapped under car

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Marines from the historic Marine Corps Barracks Washington were awarded for their quick actions that saved the life of a pedestrian who had been run over by a car while riding a scooter in front of their post. Six of the eight Marines involved were recognized by the city’s fire and emergency medical services at […]

Marines from Washington Barracks help save woman trapped under a car

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On the morning of Nov. 7, Marine Cpl. Denny Bohne was heading to the chow hall at the Marine Barracks Washington to get breakfast when he suddenly heard of an emergency call on the radio. A woman riding a scooter just outside the gate of the historic Marine Corps base had been run over by […]