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  • US Marine Corps Bell Boeing MV-22

    US Marines try to cut MV-22 downtime with first CC-RAM delivery


    Bell Boeing delivered to the US Marine Corps (USMC) the first MV-22 Osprey with Common Configuration – Readiness and Modernization (CC-RAM) programme modifications.

  • News

    US Army FTUAS win springboards Martin UAV to several new contracts


    ​After advancing to the next round in the US Future Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (FTUAS) development contest, Martin UAV has won several other contracts for its V-Bat, a vertical-takeoff-and-landing, tail-sitting unmanned air vehicle (UAV).

  • AH-1Z, UH-1Y Okinawa

    Viper, Venom star for USMC in Okinawa


    Some names stick. Bell designates the latest incarnation of the venerable AH-1 attack helicopter as the AH-1Z Viper – sometimes referred to as the ‘Zulu’ in casual conversation. The most recent version of the UH-1, meanwhile, is the UH-1Y Venom. While the Viper and Venom are thoroughly new rotorcraft, the marines of squadron HMLA-169 use the names their fathers and uncles used for the original AH-1s and UH-1s that served in the Vietnam War: Cobra and Huey.

  • Prowlers front - US Marine Corps

    PICTURES: US Marine Corps retires final Prowlers


    The US Marine Corps (USMC) retired its last Northrop Grumman EA-6B electronic warfare aircraft on 8 March, marking an end to operations with the venerable "Prowler".

  • First CH-53K delivery - Lockheed Martin

    PICTURE: US Marine Corps takes delivery of first CH-53K


    Sikorsky delivered its first of an expected 200 CH-53K heavy-lift helicopters to the US Marine Corps on 16 May, with the King Stallion due to achieve initial operational capability next year.

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    SINGAPORE: Japan-based USMC F-35Bs make show debut


    The Lockheed Martin F-35 has made its long-awaited debut at the Singapore air show in the form of two SVTOL (short take-off vertical landing) -B variants in service with the US Marine Corps.

  • Analysis

    ​ANALYSIS: Fire and fury, the next Korean air war


    A second Korean conflict has never been far from the minds of American and South Korean defence planners. The conflict of 1950-1953, which claimed over 1 million lives, never actually ended: an armistice stopped the fighting, but technically Seoul and Pyongyang are still at war, pending a "final peaceful settlement". ...

  • News

    ​USMC KC-130 crashes in Mississippi


    A US Marine Corps Lockheed Martin KC-130 aircraft has crashed in the US state of Mississippi.

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    ​AVALON: USMC touts F-35B as ‘killing machine’


    The United States Marine Corps says that its three squadrons of Lockheed Martin F-35B fighters are performing well in exercises.

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    US Marines set 2019 target for Osprey tanker fit


    The US Marine Corps expects to declare initial operational capability for the Bell Boeing V-22 Aerial Refuelling System (VARS) in late 2019, with the milestone to represent the availability of an initial four mission-equipped aircraft.

  • RQ-21A Black Jack - Insitu

    Canada becomes first export customer for Blackjack UAV


    Canada is to become the first export operator of the Insitu RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned air vehicle, following the award of a government-to-government contract that covers five examples.

  • CH-53E

    USMC outlines Super Stallion fleet overhaul plans


    All 147 of the US Marine Corps’ Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion rotorcraft will be overhauled to address safety and availability issues that have been evident in the fleet since 2014, the service has announced.

  • News

    FARNBOROUGH: Rafael and Northrop team to offer Toplite for V-22


    ​Rafael and Northrop Grumman are teaming to offer the former’s Toplite optronic system for the US Marines Corps’ Bell Boeing MV-22 tiltrotor.

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    FARNBOROUGH: USMC, UK could pool some F-35 weapons


    The UK and the US Marine Corps could share access to each others' weapons stocks for the Lockheed Martin F-35B, although sensitivities exist over some of the types within their inventories.

  • UK F-35B - Crown Copyright

    Plans under way for October F-35B sea-based test


    Lockheed Martin's F-35B is due to embark on a third phase of ship-based developmental testing (DT) in October, the final step before it begins qualification trials on the UK’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier.

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    PICTURES: F-35B touches down in UK for show debut


    ​Two years after the US Marine Corps' planned first transatlantic crossing with the short take-off and vertical landing F-35B was thwarted by an engine fire, a trio of the jets have touched down at RAF Fairford in the UK.

  • F/A-18C - USMC

    USMC receives previously retired Hornets in new configuration


    The US Marine Corps is receiving 30 previously retired Boeing F/A-18C Hornets in a new 'C+' configuration.

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    USMC Blackjack flight expands airspace integration


    A recent flight of the US Marine Corps’ Insitu RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned air vehicle from MCAS Cherry Point in North Carolina has demonstrated the system’s ability to fly under air traffic control alongside manned aircraft.

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    US Navy orders 28 H-1s as Army seeks more UH-72s


    The US Navy has ordered 12 UH-1Y Venoms and 16 AH-1Z Vipers from Bell Helicopter for $461 million as the Army seek another 16 UH-72A Lakotas from Airbus Helicopters.

  • UK F-35B - Crown Copyright

    F-35B due to make second attempt at UK airshow debut


    Two years after Lockheed Martin's abortive attempt to give its F-35 an international debut was scuppered by an engine fire, as many as five Joint Strike Fighters will be in the UK in July to appear at two major air shows.