The following is an Aug. 26, 2015 white paper by Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) Frank Kendall on the Pentagon’s independent research and development (IR&D) initiative that’s part of Better Buying Power 3.0 acquisition reform. Read More
PENTAGON — The U.S. Marine Corps has no plans for buys of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) beyond the 5,500 to which the service has committed due to cost concerns around the Marines planned Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV), service officials said during Tuesday press briefing following the down select for the JLTV builder. Read More
The Army awarded Oshkosh Defense a contract with a potential value of $6.75 billion for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) today, covering 17,000 vehicles for the Army and for the Marine Corps. Read More
The following is the Aug. 18, 2015 Congressional Research Service report, Women in Combat: Issues for Congress. Read More
The following is the U.S. Department of Defense’s Asia-Pacific Maritime Security Strategy released this week in accordance with Section 1259 of the Carl Levin and Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015. Read More
NORTH ISLAND NAVAL AIR STATION, Calif. – With ink barely dry on a unique agreement to generate solar power in the Southwest, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus came to Southern California Thursday to celebrate a milestone toward the service’s goal to source half its energy at Navy and Marine Corps’ shore bases from renewable resources. Read More
The following is a video of 181 rounds fired through the GAU-22/A of a Lockheed Martin F-35A Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) on Aug. 14, 2015, and released on Thursday. Read More
This post has been updated to clarify the full length of Lt. Gen. Glueck’s Marine Corps career.
MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. – As Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford oversaw the change of command of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command Thursday, from Lt. Gen. Kenneth Glueck to Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh, the three officers reflected on the progress MCCDC has made over the past few years. Read More
This post has been updated to correct the type of artillery the Marines are bringing to Bulgaria. The Black Sea Rotational Force’s combined arms company will use the M777 155mm field artillery piece, not the older M198.
The Marines are shaking up their force in Europe, adding a one-of-a-kind Combined Arms Company to the Black Sea Rotational Force to train with local partners and allies on anti-tank capabilities. Read More