Marines, SAIC Ahead Of Schedule In AAV Survivability Upgrade; Testing To Begin In Spring

Marines, SAIC Ahead Of Schedule In AAV Survivability Upgrade; Testing To Begin In Spring

US Marines from 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) drive their AAVs on April 20, 2013. US Marine Corps Photo.

US Marines from 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) drive their AAVs on April 20, 2013. US Marine Corps Photo.

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO – The Marine Corps and contractor SAIC are in the middle of upgrading the first 10 legacy amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs) and may begin testing ahead of schedule, the AAV survivability upgrade team lead told USNI News at the annual Modern Day Marine expo. Read More

Marines Challenged on How to Fit New Vehicles, Aircraft on Legacy Amphibs

Marines Challenged on How to Fit New Vehicles, Aircraft on Legacy Amphibs

Mine resistant ambush protected vehicles (MRAP) are offloaded from the Military Sealift Command roll-on/roll-off ship USNS Pililaau (T-AKR 304) onto the pier in 2008. US Navy Photo

Mine resistant ambush protected vehicles (MRAP) are offloaded from the Military Sealift Command roll-on/roll-off ship USNS Pililaau (T-AKR 304) onto the pier in 2008. US Navy Photo

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO — The U.S. Marine Corps is in the midst of several acquisition programs that will extend the reach of the force and keep Marines safer while on the ground however the Corps is struggling how to fit the new kit on the Navy’s existing amphibious ships. Read More

France to Sell Mistral Amphibs to Egypt

France to Sell Mistral Amphibs to Egypt

The two Mistrals built for Russia. Reuters Photo

The two Mistrals built for Russia. Reuters Photo

The French government is planning to sell two Mistral-class amphibious warships — built for Russia — to Egypt, according to a Wednesday morning statement from Élysée Palace. Read More

Marine Leaders Discuss Innovative Ideas For Procuring, Fielding New Programs

Marine Leaders Discuss Innovative Ideas For Procuring, Fielding New Programs

Aircraft maintenance Marines make their way to conduct maintenance procedures on aircraft during a maintenance-focused exercise in October 2014. US Marine Corps photo.

Aircraft maintenance Marines make their way to conduct maintenance procedures on aircraft during a maintenance-focused exercise in October 2014. US Marine Corps photo.

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO – A panel of Marine Corps leaders discussed innovative ideas they could pull from the Navy, the general aviation community and the sectors to create a more agile and ready fighting force. Read More