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U.S. Naval Institute News

20 MAR 2019

  • V-22 Program Celebrates 30th Anniversary of First Flight; Inserting Maintainability Improvements Into Fleet
    Military and industry officials gathered at the Marine Corps Museum in Virginia on Tuesday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey’s first flight and to welcome in the next era of V-22 operations around the globe. Chris Gehler, Bell’s vice president for V-22 and the deputy director of the Bell-Boeing V-22 joint venture, […]
  • Coast Guard Budget Request Includes Funding To Keep Polar Security Cutter Program Moving
    The Coast Guard’s proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget proposal includes a $35-million request to keep the momentum moving on the second Polar Security Cutter. The Polar Security Cutter program – the Coast Guard’s first heavy icebreaker purchase in more than four decades – had already received $655 million to build the lead ship in FY 2019 and an […]
  • Report to Congress on Marine Corps Amphibious Combat Vehicle Program
    The following is the March 15, 2019 Congressional Research Service report, Marine Corps Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV): Background and Issues for Congress. From the report On January 6, 2011, after spending approximately $3 billion in developmental funding, the Marine Corps canceled the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) program due to poor reliability demonstrated during operational testing […]
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