Category Archives: U.S. Marine Corps

Navy Buys First V-22 CODs as Part of $4.2B Award to Bell-Boeing

Navy Buys First V-22 CODs as Part of $4.2B Award to Bell-Boeing

Artist’s concept of CVM-22s in flight. Bell-Boeing Image

Due to incorrect information in a press release, this post has been updated to reflect the correct number of Marine Corps V-22B Osprey aircraft that was awarded in a June 29 contract modification to Bell-Boeing. The Marine Corps will be getting 14 MV-22B aircraft instead of 34 and a total of 58 Ospreys are included in the contract modification. 

The U.S. Navy bought its first CMV-22 Ospreys for use as carrier onboard delivery aircraft as part of a $4.2 billion contract modification announced by the Pentagon last week.

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USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 2, 2018

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 2, 2018

USNI News Graphic

This post has been updated to correct the position of USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7). The ship is operating in the Red Sea.

The USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker is sponsored by CNA. These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of July 2, 2018, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the map reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: June 25, 2018

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: June 25, 2018

USNI News Graphic

The USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker is sponsored by CNA. These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of June 25, 2018, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the map reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

Less Experienced Maintainers Contribute to Rise in Naval Aviation Mishaps

Less Experienced Maintainers Contribute to Rise in Naval Aviation Mishaps

An F/A-18F attached to the “Flying Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron One Two Two (VFA-122), sits on the line at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, Calif., in December 2005. U.S. Navy photo.

The Navy and Marine Corps found that less experience in their aviation maintenance crews has contributed to a sharp rise in Class C mishaps – often taking place during aircraft towing or repair work – and are taking steps to reverse this trend. Read More

Marines Pick BAE to Build Amphibious Combat Vehicle; Contract Worth Up to $1.2B

Marines Pick BAE to Build Amphibious Combat Vehicle; Contract Worth Up to $1.2B

BAE Systems and Iveco Defense partnered to create this entrant for the Marines ACV 1.1 competition. Photo courtesy BAE Systems.

After years of stops and starts, the Marine Corps has selected BAE Systems to build the service’s next generation of armored amphibious vehicles designed to protect Marines in transit from sea to shore, the service announced late Tuesday afternoon. Read More