On Nov. 24, the Marine Corps announced BAE Systems and SAIC as finalists to build the service’s new amphibious combat vehicle. Currently, the Corps relies on amphibious vehicles that are decades old and the last attempt to field a new fleet was cancelled after $3 billion and little to show for it.
The two finalists received contracts to construct 13 prototypes, with three more pending, that will undergo a rigorous evaluation process, testing at sites across the country to see how well they move through water and survive blasts, reports The Washington Post.
The Corps is expected to choose a winner to build 204 vehicles in 2018. SAIC’s contract is worth $121.5 million and BAE’s is $103.8 million.
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.
Soldiers, family and community gathered in Morehead City to render honors and witness the transfer and memorial of U.S. Army Sgt James Slape Nov. 9-11, 2018. Slape will hold a temporary resting place in Morehead City before ultimately moving to Arlington Cemetery. Slape supported Operations Resolute Support and Freedom Sentinel in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt Leticia Samuels, North Carolina National Guard)
An ISIS suicide bomber killed four Americans in Manbij, Syria, on Wednesday.