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Lockheed's JLTV offering surpasses 100k miles in testing

Lockheed's JLTV offering surpasses 100k miles in testing

DALLAS, April 21 (UPI) -- More than 100,000 miles have been racked up by Lockheed Martin's proposed replacement vehicle for the military's Humvees.
Richard Tomkins
Navy approves Boeing combat vehicle for transport on V-22

Navy approves Boeing combat vehicle for transport on V-22

ST. LOUIS, April 10 (UPI) -- Boeing reports its Phantom Badger combat vehicle has been approved by the U.S. Navy for transport aboard V-22 Osprey aircraft.
Richard Tomkins
Marine shoots fellow gate guard at Camp Lejeune

Marine shoots fellow gate guard at Camp Lejeune

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., April 9 (UPI) -- Marine Corps officials are investigating a shooting after a Marine killed his fellow gate guard at Camp Lejeune Tuesday evening.
Aileen Graef

Cougar MRAPs getting improved exit kits

March 31 (UPI) -- General Dynamics Land Systems-Force Protection win contract to enhance Cougar MRAP exiting.
Richard Tomkins
U.S. Marine KC-130Js getting Rolls-Royce service for engines

U.S. Marine KC-130Js getting Rolls-Royce service for engines

March 31 (UPI) -- Marines contract Rolls-Royce for aircraft engine sustainment services.
Richard Tomkins
Pentagon funds advanced procurement of F-35 parts, components

Pentagon funds advanced procurement of F-35 parts, components

March 26 (UPI) -- The Pentagon is giving a contract to Lockheed Martin for advanced purchase of components for 57 F-35 fighters.
Richard Tomkins
Iran-Contra special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh dies at 102

Iran-Contra special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh dies at 102

NICHOLS HILLS, Okla., March 20 (UPI) -- Former New York corporate lawyer Lawrence Walsh, who prosecuted several Reagan-era figures during the Iran-Contra affair, has died. He was 102.

Navy announces new anti-corrosion paint additive

ARLINGTON, Va., March 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has announced development of a paint additive that protects vehicles from corrosion resulting damaged paint.

Army gives Lockheed rocket production contract

DALLAS, March 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has contracted Lockheed Martin for Lot 9 production of the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System unitary rockets.

New Northrop radar approved for low-rate production

BALTIMORE, March 11 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman's ground/air task oriented radar has received approval for low rate initial production after months of testing and a Milestone C test event.
William Kyle Carpenter to receive Medal of Honor

William Kyle Carpenter to receive Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- President Obama will award the Medal of Honor to Marine Corps veteran William Kyle Carpenter, who fell on a grenade to save the life of a friend.
Gabrielle Levy
U.S. opens new consulate in China

U.S. opens new consulate in China

BEIJING, March 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of State announced Wednesday the debut of a new LEED-certified consulate in China's Guangdong province.
JC Finley

VSE continuing FMS ship transfer and repair work

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 5 (UPI) -- Naval ship transfer and repair work performed by VSE Corp. under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program is continuing.

Cobham subsidiary producing more transmitters for Navy

LANSDALE, Pa., March 5 (UPI) -- A U.S. subsidiary of Britain's Cobham Plc is to manufacture low-band transmitters under a $21.8 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy.
USS Somerset a tribute to Flight 93 victims

USS Somerset a tribute to Flight 93 victims

PHILADELPHIA, March 3 (UPI) -- USS Somerset named after county where Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania.
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Marines (from the English adjective marine, meaning of the sea, from Latin marinus ("maritime"), via French marin(e), of the sea) are military forces optimised for operations at sea. Historically marine forces are part of a navy. However, in some countries the marine force is under independent command.

Tasks undertaken by marines have included providing security in a warship whilst at sea, reflecting the pressed nature of the ships' company and the risk of mutiny. Other tasks would include boarding of vessels during combat or capture of prize ships and providing manpower for raiding ashore in support of the naval objectives. Marine elements would also contribute to the campaign ashore, in support of the military objective.

With the industrialization of warfare in the 20th Century the scale of landing operations increased, and brought with it an increased likelihood of opposition, and a need for co-ordination of various military elements. Marine forces evolved to specialize in the skills and capabilities required for amphibious warfare.

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