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  1. Office of Naval Research Command Master Chief Jessie Thomas, director of the TechSolutions Division, holds a prototype of the littoral mine detection system. Standing with him are Rosemarie Yagoda, a Naval Surface Warfare Center scientist, and Tom Gallagher, TechSolutions program manager at the Office of Naval Research.

    Hunting Mines Via Drones

    • September 25, 2014

    US Navy project officials have turned a small quad-rotor drone into a mine-hunter by equipping it with miniaturized, ultra-sensitive metal-detecting equipment.

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  1. A Marine rappels down from an MV-22B Osprey. Rolls-Royce says it hopes the Marine Corps will be interested in using its upgraded V-22 engine. Lance Cpl. Isaac Ibarra/US Marine Corps

    Will USMC Pursue Engine Upgrade for V-22?

    While Rolls-Royce has completed a successful flight test of its new engine upgrade for the V-22, it is unclear whether the US Marine Corps will pursue a re-engine plan.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
  2. GD Hawks MUTT's Merits to USMC Audience

    Like its namesake, the Multi-Utility Tactical Transport (MUTT) has a leash.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
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    Marine General: Two Key Ships May Keep Marines' Amphibious Hopes Above Water

    The top general in charge of Marine Corps Combat Development Command sees uncertainty in the road ahead.

    • Sep. 22, 2014
  4. Staff Sgt. Juan Fisher, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit embarkation chief, re-enlists during a hike Oct. 25. Next year, Manpower officials will be surrounded on all sides by budget uncertainty. Gunnery Sgt. Rome Lazarus / Marine Corps

    Future In Doubt: Uncertainty And Smaller Budgets Plague The Corps

    The next few years will be rife with uncertainty for manpower planners and Marines in uniform. Current drawdown plans, which take across-the-board budget cuts into account, call for the service to shrink to 174,000 by the end of 2017.

    • Sep. 22, 2014
  5. The Marine Corps is in the process of transitioning several aviation squadrons to new aircraft. Pilots with CH-46E Sea Knight squadrons are learning to fly the Osprey, the Corps is standing up new F-35B squadrons and upgrades are being planned for several kinds of helicopters. Lance Cpl. Laura Raga/Marine Corps

    'Complete Transformation' Awaits Marine Aviation in 2015

    Several generations of Marine aviation idled just yards apart aboard the Navy's newest warship during its recent cruise around South America toward its home port in California.

    • Sep. 22, 2014

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