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After the Secretary of Defense cancelled the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle in January, sighting the project was taking too long and the costs exceeded expected amounts, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James Amos, recently stated he would be driving a working replacement for the EFV before his term was up. Now members of the [...]
The U.S. Marine Corps’ latest-generation Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) prototypes have completed the required 500-hour reliability growth test at the Marine Corps’ Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., demonstrating reliability that exceeds the testing threshold by 90 percent. The raw score performance of the vehicles in the reliability testing is 31.2 [...]
As spending cuts and downsizing continue across America, the Marine Corps faces a similar future. Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, laid out his plan for more than $150 billion in savings over the next five years from spending cuts in a written statement Jan. 6. Two future Marine Corps programs will draw significant blows. The [...]
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif: Approaching a black dot on the GPS system, a squawk of radio static is followed by “this is command, approaching buoy alpha.” The vehicle commander replies with an affirming “roger command,” and a powerful roar erupts off to the left of Col. Keith Moore’s rigid-hulled inflatable boat, more commonly [...]