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  BAE Systems and United Technologies Corporation recently completed a successful guided flight test of the Multi-Service Standard Guided Projectile at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The MS-SGP was fired from a 5-inch 62-caliber Mk 45 Mod 4 Naval Gun System and all guided flight test objectives were achieved, test officials maintain. The guided […]

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PARIS — The U.S. military over the next decade may sell as many as 100 of the Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft to international customers, the program manager said. The military is already in discussions with “more than three” countries interested in buying the aircraft, which takes off like a helicopter and flies like an airplane, Marine […]

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Congress ordered the Pentagon to establish an independent team consisting of subject matter experts to review the development of software for the Joint Strike Fighter program. The House Armed Services Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee asked the Pentagon to submit a report by March 3, 2014 as part of the committee’s markup of the […]

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Marines Buy Tiny Wasp UAVs

by Matt Cox on January 23, 2013

The Marine Corps is spending $12 million on a new batch of AeroVironment Wasp AE small unmanned aircraft systems. Naval Air Systems Command’s Program Office for Navy & Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems, working collaboratively with the United States Army’s Counter-IED Program Office, awarded a contract on Sept. 21 for the Wasp systems, […]

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The Marine Corps Commandant and DARPA’s director got a first hand look Monday at what DARPA used to call the BigDog ground drone and is now calling the Legged Squad Support System (LS3). Boston Dynamics has built the ground drone. DARPA officails developed the LS3 to give soldiers’ and Marines’ backs a rest. The legged […]

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