Panel: Iran Pursuing Goal of Global Activism

Panel: Iran Pursuing Goal of Global Activism

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While the U.S. government speaks with a unitary voice on policy matters, Iran offers different messages for four distinct audiences—the West, the Islamic world at large, the Shi’ite minority in Islam and to countries in West Africa and Latin America—the author of a new book on Iran’s ambitions said Friday. Read More

Navy Accepts Delivery of R/V Neil Armstrong

Navy Accepts Delivery of R/V Neil Armstrong

Carol Armstrong, ship's sponsor for the Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) research vessel (R/V) Neil Armstrong (AGOR 27), breaks a bottle across bow during a 2014 christening ceremony at Dakota Creek Industries, Inc., shipyard in Anacortes, Wash. US Navy photo.

Carol Armstrong, ship’s sponsor for the Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) research vessel (R/V) Neil Armstrong (AGOR 27), breaks a bottle across bow during a 2014 christening ceremony at Dakota Creek Industries, Inc., shipyard in Anacortes, Wash. US Navy photo.

The Navy accepted deliver of the oceanographic research vessel R/V Neil Armstrong (AGOR-27) on Sept. 23 at the Dakota Creek Industries shipyard in Anacortes, Wash. Read More

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