0
$0.00
Cart
X

Your Cart

Marine Aviation Deaths Are Six Times Navy’s

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: If you know a young person who dreams of flying for their country over land and sea, tell them they’re a lot safer in the Navy than in the Marines. The MV-22 tilt-rotor that crashed in August, killing three, and the KC-130T transport that crashed in July, killing 16, are just the tip of… Keep reading →

read entire article

19% Of Marine Aircraft Down For Repairs; Paying For Mistakes Of 1970s

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


CAPITOL HILL: Marines pride themselves on being ready for anything. But as of today, 19 percent of their air fleet is out of action “long-term” awaiting repairs and spares, the deputy commandant for aviation said today. “It’s 158 — actually, today, 159 aircraft — that the taxpayer paid $8.4 billion dollars for,” said Lt. Gen.… Keep reading →

read entire article

Marines Sail Back To Future With Bataan Deployment

Posted by Richard Whittle on


Libyan rebels, Somali pirates, Osprey tiltrotors, and a long, long time at sea: The future of the Marine Corps post-Afghanistan can be seen in what you might call “Yoda and Bart’s Great Adventure,” an extraordinary ocean journey that began a year ago Friday. This Yoda and Bart aren’t fictional characters, but the radio call signs… Keep reading →

read entire article

Marine Libya Lessons: Short Command-Control Links, STOVL Flexibility

Posted by Robbin Laird on


The French operational experience in and off of Libya has neatly dovetailed with that of the U.S. Marines and suggests a way forward for American thinking about littoral operations. With the decision of the U.S. national command authority to “lead from behind,” the Marines were almost inadvertently given a leading role. What “lead from behind”… Keep reading →

read entire article

Former Top Marine Calls for Joint Work To Get Weapons Quicker

Posted by John Castellaw on


I was continually frustrated during my time as the Marine’s Deputy Commandant for Aviation by our inability to rapidly upgrade Marine equipment, especially aircraft cockpits and similar systems. The reason is simple, much of the aerospace and defense industry uses unnecessary and arbitrary proprietary markings as a base requirement. We must change this mind-set. The… Keep reading →

read entire article