All United States Marine Corps articles – Page 4

  • CH-46

    PICTURES: Marines' smiling Sea Knight farewelled after 51 years


    After 51 years of service with the US Marine Corps, the Boeing-Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight flew for the last time 1 August at a retirement ceremony in Chantilly, Virginia.

  • F-35B sunrise

    First operational F-35 squadron declared ready for combat


    ​The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has achieved initial operational capability with the US Marine Corps 14 years after the fifth-generation combat jet entered development and five years after its original IOC target of 2010.

  • USN Prowler and Growler - Northrop Grumman

    PICTURES: USN Prowler embarks on final flight


    ​The US Navy’s last Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft flew its final flight from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington on 27 June, concluding 44 years in service with the force.

  • F-35B landing on USS Wasp - USMC

    USMC F-35B lands on USS Wasp for operational testing


    Six US Marine Corps Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II aircraft landed on board the USS Wasp amphibious assault ship on 18 May, where they will begin the first phase of shipboard operational testing for the force’s Joint Strike Fighters.

  • UH-1Y Huey in Nepal - USMC

    Lost USMC Huey wreckage found in Nepal


    The wreckage of a US Marine Corps Bell Helicopter UH-1Y Huey rotorcraft that went missing after a second earthquake hit Nepal on 12 May has been found 12km (8 miles) north of Charikot, Nepal, the Department of Defense has confirmed.

  • UH-1Y Huey in Nepal - USMC

    USMC continues Nepalese aid delivery as search for missing helo continues


    ​US Marine Corps assets - including the Bell Helicopter UH-1Y Huey rotorcraft - are continuing the delivery of aid to victims of the earthquakes in Nepal, as the search continues for a Huey that went missing following a second earthquake on 12 May.

  • Bell-Boeing MV-22,

    DARPA carries out full PCAS prototype demo using MV-22


    ​The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) carried out testing of a full prototype of the Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) for the first time during the US Marine Corps’ Talon Reach exercise.

  • USAF F-35A - US Air Force

    Aviation gains in US military's new budget proposal


    Aviation programmes received a significant boost in funding in the Obama administration's fiscal year 2016 budget submission, which is up 6.7% on the enacted total for FY2015.

  • APKWS and A-10 - BAE Systems

    BAE touts APKWS for IS battle


    ​BAE Systems is touting the incorporation of its precision rocket guided system into the US Air Force’s fixed-wing inventory, where it could be utilised in the fight against Islamic State militants.

  • RQ-21A Black Jack - Insitu

    US NAVAIR orders three Blackjack UAV systems


    ​Insitu has been awarded a contract worth some $42 million to provide three RQ-21A Black Jack unmanned air vehicle systems to the US Navy Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).

  • USMC F-35C - Eglin

    USMC receives first F-35C


    ​The US Marine Corps has received its first carrier-based Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II, marking the 36th and final delivery of a Joint Strike Fighter aircraft in 2014.

  • Tomahawk launch - US Navy

    USA and Arab partners launch anti-Islamic State strikes in Syria


    ​The US military and partner Arab nations have begun air strikes over Syria in an extension of the mission to counter the extreme Islamic uprising in the region.

  • K-Max full size - Lockheed Martin

    K-Max returns from Afghan deployment


    ​The US Marine Corps’ Lockheed Martin/Kaman K-Max unmanned helicopter has returned from its Afghan deployment following almost three years in theatre.

  • AH-1W - US Department of Defense

    Elbit to support USMC Cobra upgrade


    ​Elbit Systems of America has been awarded contracts worth a combined $20.1 million to support the upgrade of Bell AH-1W Cobra attack helicopters for the US Marine Corps.