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U.S. Marines uses new JLTVs during exercise Northern Viper in Japan

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The U.S. Marine Corps uses its newest Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) during exercise Northern Viper on Hokudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan. For the first time, JLTVs from the 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, were used during this year’s training exercise Japan. “Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to […]

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Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group transits the Pacific Ocean

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The U.S. Navy announced on Saturday that the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group transits the Pacific Ocean. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment to the Indo-Pacific, according to a recent service news release. Providing maritime security and maintaining freedom of the seas in accordance with international law and customs, the […]

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31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Aviators completed carrier qualifications aboard USS America

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The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command has announced that Aviators assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), completed carrier qualifications aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), Jan. 21. America regularly conducts flight operations with VMM-265(REIN) to maintain readiness and integration with the forward deployed naval forces of the […]

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U.S. engineers developed new armored turret for anti-tank missile gunners

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The U.S. Army has announced that its engineers at Picatinny Arsenal working with colleagues from the Marine Corps to develop new armored turret to provide greater survivability to TOW missile gunners without heaping extra weight on vehicles. The venerable TOW missile takes its name from Tubed-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided. A spool of wire, thousands of meters […]

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General Dynamics releases video of Bluefin-9 underwater drone sea trials with the Royal Navy

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U.S. aerospace and defense company General Dynamics Corp has released a video of Bluefin-9 underwater drone sea trials with the Royal Navy. Video posted to Youtube by General Dynamics appeared to show the Royal Navy’s Maritime Autonomous Systems (MAS) Trials Development Unit demonstrates the General Dynamics Bluefin-9 autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). The MAS Trial […]

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USS Montgomery uses unique unmanned aerial vehicle during live-fire exercise

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The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) has used the unique unmanned aerial vehicle, called the MQ-8B Fire Scout, during a live-fire exercise, Jan. 12, 2020. Montgomery is on a rotational deployment to USINDOPACOM, conducting operations, exercises and port visits throughout the region and working hull-to-hull with allied and partner navies to provide […]

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United States’ lone heavy icebreaker enters Antarctic ice

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The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, the nation’s only heavy icebreaker, entered the fast ice Jan. 1 approximately 20 miles north of McMurdo Station, Antarctica, which marks the official start of the ship’s icebreaking mission, known as Operation Deep Freeze. Fast ice is the thick ice attached to the shore of Antarctica. The Polar […]

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Black Knights receives it’s first F-35C stealth fighter jet

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The Marine Corps Air Station Miramar has reported that Marine Wing Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314, the “Black Knights”, received the Marine Corps’ first F-35C Lightning II on Jan. 21, 2020. “It should be no surprise that VMFA-314 is once again leading the way into the next generation of fighter attack aircraft,” said Lt. Col […]

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U.S. Navy held inactivation ceremony of USS Pittsburgh fast-attack submarine

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The crew of the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) held an inactivation ceremony to celebrate the boat’s 35 years of service at the U.S. Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, Washington, Jan. 17. The occasion marked the crew’s final public event before the submarine is officially decommissioned in the controlled industrial area at […]

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Bell, Boeing officially unveils latest version of Osprey tiltrotor

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Boeing and Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. unveiled the latest version of Osprey tiltrotor, that called CMV-22B. The first CMV-22B Osprey completed first flight operations at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center. The CMV-22B is the latest variant of the tiltrotor fleet, joining the MV-22 and CV-22 used by the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air […]

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