Marines To Field Upgraded C2 Software To Give Commanders Easier Access To Tactical Information

Marines To Field Upgraded C2 Software To Give Commanders Easier Access To Tactical Information

Marine tactical air command squadron 48 Marines receive aircraft and ground troop information on their monitors during Operation Javelin Thrust at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., July 24, 2011. US Marine Corps photo.

Marine tactical air command squadron 48 Marines receive aircraft and ground troop information on their monitors during Operation Javelin Thrust at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., July 24, 2011. US Marine Corps photo.

The Marine Corps will field an update to a key command and control program that will provide more crucial situational awareness information to more units, enhancing commanders’ ability to make operational decisions while simplifying the user experience. Read More

Zukunft: Coast Guard Welcomes Whole-Of-Government Intelligence, Collaboration

Zukunft: Coast Guard Welcomes Whole-Of-Government Intelligence, Collaboration

The U. S. Coast Guard's first national security cutter took to the sea on Friday, operating in concert with the service's new maritime patrol aircraft, the Ocean Sentry HC-144A, and a newly re-engined MH-65C helicopter. US Coast Guard photo.

The U. S. Coast Guard’s first national security cutter took to the sea on Friday, operating in concert with the service’s new maritime patrol aircraft, the Ocean Sentry HC-144A, and a newly re-engined MH-65C helicopter. US Coast Guard photo.

The Coast Guard’s current success in its drug and human trafficking missions, as well as future success in its heavy icebreaker program, rest in a whole-of-government approach, the commandant said earlier this week. Read More

Smallest Of Navy's 3 Advanced EOD Robots Passes Critical Design Review

Smallest Of Navy’s 3 Advanced EOD Robots Passes Critical Design Review

The successful Critical Design Review determined that Northrop Grumman's final design for the Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System dismounted operations variant satisfies cost, schedule and mission performance requirements and demonstrates the maturity for proceeding with system fabrication, assembly, integration and test. Northrop Grumman image.

The successful Critical Design Review determined that Northrop Grumman’s final design for the Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System dismounted operations variant satisfies cost, schedule and mission performance requirements and demonstrates the maturity for proceeding with system fabrication, assembly, integration and test. Northrop Grumman photo.

The first increment in the Navy’s Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System (AEODRS) passed its Critical Design Review (CDR) and is going into low-rate initial production, Northrop Grumman announced. Read More

BAE Systems Developing Search-and-Track System For ONR To Counter Small Threats

BAE Systems Developing Search-and-Track System For ONR To Counter Small Threats

Two fast inbound attack craft approach guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) during a simulated strait transit with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. US Navy photo.

Two fast inbound attack craft approach guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) during a simulated strait transit with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. US Navy photo.

This post has been updated to correct the spelling of the name Somit Mathur.

The Office of Naval Research has awarded BAE Systems a contract for a critical component of a proposed system that would improve a surface ship’s ability to detect small surface and air threats that may not show up on its radars. Read More

Rhodes: Iran Nuclear Deal Dismantled Weapons Program, Created Better Relationship

Rhodes: Iran Nuclear Deal Dismantled Weapons Program, Created Better Relationship

Tearing up the Iran nuclear deal “just doesn’t seem like a very wise thing to do,” Ben Rhodes, deputy national security advisor for strategic communications, said at the Atlantic Council on June 16. Atlantic Council photo.

Tearing up the Iran nuclear deal “just doesn’t seem like a very wise thing to do,” Ben Rhodes, deputy national security advisor for strategic communications, said at the Atlantic Council on June 16. Atlantic Council photo.

A key presidential adviser said the Obama administration is committed to its nuclear deal with Iran, despite heavy criticism from congressional Republicans and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, because abandoning the deal would allow Teheran to restart its nuclear weapons program while alienating key allies. Read More

One Year In: Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center's Early Accomplishments

One Year In: Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center’s Early Accomplishments

Rear Adm. Jim Kilby, commander of Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), congratulates graduates of the first Amphibious Warfare Tactics Instructor course. US Navy photo.

Rear Adm. Jim Kilby, commander of Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), congratulates graduates of the first Amphibious Warfare Tactics Instructor course. US Navy photo.

One year ago the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) stood up to develop Warfare Tactics Instructors – highly trained operators with a good tactical understanding of their warfare mission area, who could go out and teach the rest of the fleet. It was the surface community’s Top Gun, in essence. Read More

Cato Institute Event Discusses How To Achieve Restraint Over Intervention In World Affairs

Cato Institute Event Discusses How To Achieve Restraint Over Intervention In World Affairs

An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the “Rampagers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83, launches from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. US Navy photo.

An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the “Rampagers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83, launches from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. US Navy photo.

The belief that the United States is the “indispensable nation” in global affairs is a perception shared by both elites and the American public, but the reality of what happens when and after the U.S. military takes action should be cause to consider other options, including restraint over intervention, a panel concluded. Read More

DoD On Track For 2017 Audit; USMC Early Achievements Provided Navy Lessons Learned

DoD On Track For 2017 Audit; USMC Early Achievements Provided Navy Lessons Learned

To reach full auditability, the Navy must be able to account for all the money it spends, from buying the biggest of ships to the most mundane of labor contracts.

To reach full auditability, the Navy must be able to account for all the money it spends, from buying the biggest of ships to the most mundane of labor contracts.

The comptrollers and chief financial officers for the Defense Department and the three service departments assured the House Armed Services Committee that they are on track to meet the congressional mandate to pass a complete financial audit by Sept. 30, 2017. Read More

Foggo: BALTOPS 2016 Includes More Anti-Sub, More Challenging Amphibious Operations

Foggo: BALTOPS 2016 Includes More Anti-Sub, More Challenging Amphibious Operations

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines deployed from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, land their amphibious assault vehicles ashore in Uto, Sweden, during BALTOPS 2016, June 10. US Navy photo.

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines deployed from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, land their amphibious assault vehicles ashore in Uto, Sweden, during BALTOPS 2016, June 10. US Navy photo.

Seventeen NATO members and partners are wrapping up this year’s BALTOPS exercise, which provided more and more complex training opportunities in amphibious and anti-submarine warfare compared to previous years. Read More