Navy selects Exelis for engineering support

COLORADO SPRINGS, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has awarded a $121.8 million contract to Exelis for end-to-end systems engineering support.

Camp Pendleton fire in sunny SoCal still burning

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A wildfire kept burning at a U.S. Marine Corps base near San Diego with forecasters warning Sunday that another day of prime fire weather was likely.

Lockheed Martin furloughing 3,000 employees

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor of the F-35 Lightning fighter, plans to begin furloughing some 3,000 workers beginning Monday, the firm said.

Japan, U.S. to deploy second TPY-2 long-range radar in Kyoto city

TOKYO, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Japan and the United States announced plans to deploy a second TPY-2 long-range radar in Kyoto city for early detection of any North Korean ballistic missiles.

Japan chooses Mitsubishi Electric, IHI, MHI for F-35 parts

TOKYO, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The Japanese government has confirmed that three domestic companies will manufacture parts for Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II fighters destined for Japan's Air Self-defense Force.

GenDyn receives ammunition, munition system orders

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. military has given more than $113 million in contracts to General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems for ammunition and munition systems.

Two Marine generals fired for failing to protect camp in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Two U.S. Marine Corps generals are being fired for failing to adequately protect a camp in Afghanistan from insurgents, the branch's commandant said Monday.

Elbit providing service, support for night targeting system

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The night targeting system used on U.S. Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobra helicopters will receive depot-level service and support from Elbit Systems of America.

Sikorsky S-97 Raider nears final assembly

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Sikorsky is set to begin assembly of its S-97 Raider light attack helicopter this week and an announcement from the manufacturer is expected soon.

Evidence of dugongs, endangered marine species, found off Okinawa

OKINAWA, Japan, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Japanese officials said they've found evidence dugongs, an endangered marine species has been feeding at a reclamation site in Okinawa.

Meritor unveils systems to enhance military vehicle maneuverability

TROY, Mich., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Meritor Inc., an advanced engineering company, is touting two new electronic systems it says improve the mobility of military vehicles in all terrains.

Marine killed in tank fire during training exercise in California

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A 21-year-old U.S. Marine was killed when a tank caught fire during a training accident in the California desert, his family says.

Ceradyne producing better helmets for USMC

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Ceradyne Inc. has received an $80 million order from the U.S. government to supply combat helmets to the U.S. Marine Corps.

Marines seek administrative action in Taliban urination video

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A U.S. Marine officer whose troops were seen on video urinating on the corpses of enemy insurgents in Afghanistan will not be court-martialed, the Marines said.
V-22 Osprey tested for aerial refueling

V-22 Osprey tested for aerial refueling

PATUXENT RIVER, Md., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Bell Boeing's V-22 tilt-rotor transport aircraft has completed an initial test for use as an aerial refueling platform.
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Marine Corps
Residents are escorted by a Marine Corps and San Diego police officers from their home on December 9, 2008, near the scene of the crash of a Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet fighter jet in a San Diego neighborhood on December 8, 2008, killing two adults and two children. The pilot ejected safely after trying to guild the stricken jet into a near by canyon. (UPI Photo/Earl S. Cryer)

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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