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Marines want new technology for post-Benghazi crisis-response missions

Marines want new technology for post-Benghazi crisis-response missions | Marines | Scoop.it
The Marine Corps is testing hand-held tablet computers designed to give ground troops real-time target intelligence while en route to a raid point, and officials say the technological leap will change how the service carries out crisis-response missions in hostile parts of the world.
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Marines are testing hand-held computers that will enable ground troops to receive intelligence while advancing to the objective. This will be an effort to combine mobile technology and amphibious helicopters. About 100 students have attended the course to achieve this effort.

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U.S. Navy moves forward with testing sophisticated unmanned helicopters | The Raw Story

U.S. Navy moves forward with testing sophisticated unmanned helicopters | The Raw Story | Marines | Scoop.it
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The U.S. Navy is testing out a helicopter drone that will be used as resupply for the Marines. The drone was piloted by a 100 pound sensor that could turn any rotary-wing aircraft into a drone. It is said it could reduce casualties as well as supply food and water. 

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2nd MAW squadrons complete integrated exercise, return home > Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point > News Article Display

2nd MAW squadrons complete integrated exercise, return home > Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point > News Article Display | Marines | Scoop.it
Marines and Sailors from several 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing squadrons returned to the air station March 28, 2014 after completing Integrated Training Exercise 3-14 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.  The month-long training,
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A Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron was able to provide heavy loading and air assault while in support of Integrated Training Exercise. Other aircraft such as the CH-53E Super Stallion where about 170 Marines were aboard also gave support. They were then able to experience ground combat training.

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Marines conduct non-lethal weapons training in Nigeria > Marine Corps Forces Europe > News Article Display

Marines conduct non-lethal weapons training in Nigeria > Marine Corps Forces Europe > News Article Display | Marines | Scoop.it
A group of Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14.1 recently returned from a five-day training exercise in Abuja, Nigeria, March 22.  The group of four Marines trained approximately 20 Nigerian soldiers on basic non-lethal, News Article Display page
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Four marines were teaching twenty Nigerian soldiers how to excel in basic non-lethal weapon techniques in Abuja. Non-lethal weapons techniques will allow them to control basic riot scenarios with better knowledge. This is support that the United States shows to South Africa Command.

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Marines Fly Helicopters With Mini-Tablet

Marines Fly Helicopters With Mini-Tablet | Marines | Scoop.it
U.S. Marines recently landed K-MAX and MH-6 Little Bird helicopters autonomously using an i-Pad like mini-tablet.
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Marines were able to land helicopters with a mini tablet the size of an ipad. Technology known as AACUS  enable the user to handle the helicopter through a simulated environment and a sensor being able to land it. This is good because using hand-held tablets to control helicopters will allow for on the clock operations.

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Marine Corps banks on hand-held tech for its new crisis-response push

Marine Corps banks on hand-held tech for its new crisis-response push | Marines | Scoop.it
The Marine Corps is testing hand-held tablet computers designed to give ground troops real-time target intelligence while en route to a raid point, and officials say the technological leap will change how the service carries out crisis-response missions in hostile parts of the world.
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Testing of hand-held intelligence systems are being discussed. These computers will be able to give help to Marines who are heading towards their objective. If this system becomes a success then they will consider the hand-held technology to be a huge leap forward.

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Rolls-Royce awarded US Marines aircraft contract - Ifa Magazine

Rolls-Royce awarded US Marines aircraft contract - Ifa Magazine | Marines | Scoop.it
Power systems giant Rolls-Royce has won a 50m-dollar one-year contract to support the US Marines Cor...
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Rolls-Royce sower systems signed a contract with the United States Marine Corps to assist the fleet of air-to-air refueling tankers. The KC-130J tankers will also undergo propulsion systems maitenance along with the new engines. The contract signed is a one-year contract worth $50,000,000.

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