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  1. Marine Corps setting up new littoral regiment in Hawaii

    https://taskandpurpose.com/news/marine-corps-littoral-regiment-hawaii

    https://news.usni.org/2020/06/04/marines-testing-regiment-at-heart-of-emerging-island-hopping-future


    “A new “Marine...
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    There is some speculation that the sinking of the...

    There is some speculation that the sinking of the Norwegian Helge Ingstad, which was a Navantia build(and as a F100 variant, sharing some commonality with the proposed FFG(X) design they put forward)...
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    Pretty sure its the 57mm.

    Pretty sure its the 57mm.
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    Thank you for posting that, it makes for...

    Thank you for posting that, it makes for fascinating reading. I especially enjoyed the scenarios that were presented, although not all of what they drew my attention to was related to NSFS. The...
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    Do any of you I know whether the VLS cells in the...

    Do any of you I know whether the VLS cells in the new Frigate will be strike length? I’m not running into much luck locating a good source on that and was wondering.
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    The Alvaro de Bazan class would have also been a...

    The Alvaro de Bazan class would have also been a good pick. The important thing though is that a good design was chosen, ahead of schedule, and hopefully will enter production soon. The USN has...
  7. AN article from T.X. Hammes, where he comes out...

    AN article from T.X. Hammes, where he comes out in wholehearted support of the proposed changes. I'm not sure that I agree with all of the assertions that he makes, but for the purposes of...
  8. Makes me think of the quote from Marine legend...

    Makes me think of the quote from Marine legend Gen. Krulak. Something to the effect of, America doesn't need a Marine Corps, it wants a Marine Corps.
  9. Isn't interesting that while the USMC is cutting...

    Isn't interesting that while the USMC is cutting the kind of firepower that they would be able to deploy on an MEU(tanks and tube artillery) for that immediate instance, the Army is preparing to add...
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  11. I was listening to a podcast interview with...

    I was listening to a podcast interview with General Berger earlier, and he said something to the effect that if the Marines are reorganized to be optimized for the high-end fight, that they will...
  12. They appear to be adjusting their force structure...

    They appear to be adjusting their force structure with the intention of having forces in place to contest the waters inside the First Island Chain at the onset of a potential conflict with China. ...
  13. The cynic in me thinks that the USN fully expects...

    The cynic in me thinks that the USN fully expects Congress to give them that second SSN in 2021.
  14. New Marine Corps Cuts Will Slash All Tanks, Many Heavy Weapons As Focus Shifts to Lig

    This has been coming for some time, but it looks like the details of the new USMC force structure are being released. No more tanks, significant cuts to tube artillery to free up resources for long...
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    The U.S. Navy just deployed its new ship-killer missile to China’s backyard

    https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2019/09/06/the-us-navy-just-deployed-its-new-ship-killer-missile-to-chinas-backyard/




    It appears that the Gabrielle Giffords just deployed with NSM on board....
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    I think P-8 and BAMS are going to be the standard...

    I think P-8 and BAMS are going to be the standard for maritime patrol and surveillance for the foreseeable future, but I would be shocked if LRS-B doesn't end up with maritime strike capabilities,...
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    Northrop Wins LRS-B

    http://breakingdefense.com/2015/10/northrop-garners-huge-win-with-new-bomber-lrsb/
  18. Angry words about sovereignty apparently ...

    Angry words about sovereignty apparently

    http://www.shanghaidaily.com/national/China-lodges-protest-with-US-on-warship-patrol-in-South-China-Sea/shdaily.shtml
  19. That was a long time coming and thankfully passed...

    That was a long time coming and thankfully passed without incident.
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    I have to say that I am rather surprised to see...

    I have to say that I am rather surprised to see how quickly this is going to happen. I know the need is pressing, verging on desperate, but OTH missiles on deployed LCS within the next 12 months is...
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