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Marines revisit UAS Group 5 requirements on board ships after industry warnings of high cost

The Office of Naval Research and DARPA are collaborating on Project Tern to give small forward-deployed vessels the ability to serve as mobile launch and recovery sites for medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial systems that would provide ISR and other capabilities. DARPA rendering. SAN DIEGO – The Marine Corps is re-examining the requirements for its Amphibious […]

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Study: Funding levels for training aboard Navy ships have remained unchanged for decades

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG-57) participate in an engineering training exercise September 26, 2017. U.S. Navy Photo The deadly decline in fleet readiness this year is caused, in part, by budget cuts, Navy management says, but DC think tanks say the money is there, the problem is to know […]

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USMMA suspends its on-board training program

Image file Posted on November 3, 2016 1:50 PM by Paul Benecki The United States Merchant Marine Academy issued a statement Thursday saying the academy is suspending training on active merchant ships until “it is satisfied that [Midshipmen’s] the training will take place in a safe environment. The full statement follows: While the Department of […]