Marine Corps

House defense bills on collision course over F-35, second sub

Appropriators would boost, not cut, jet purchases, and hew to the Navy’s submarine-building plan.

Marine Corps seeks to boost cyber and signals skills with new recruitment program

The trial program would give civilians a chance to enlist as staff non-commissioned officers if they have the required skills.

F-35 crash shrinks a tiny test fleet under stress

Congress and GAO were already worried about having enough test jets to handle planned upgrades.

Lawsuit alleges contractors lied about V-22’s safety

The suit, filed by the families of Marines killed in a 2022 crash, says the tiltrotor aircraft don’t meet government safety specifications.

House authorizers: cut F-35 purchases to fix problems

Their version of the defense policy bill would reduce the Pentagon’s 2025 purchase by 10 jets.

Marine logistics battalions to get resupply drones by 2028

Each unit will receive three to six small cargo drones, part of the Corps' effort to become lighter and more agile.

Everyone’s V-22s are flying again—and may do so past 2060

As all services emerge from March’s grounding, the program’s manager lays out long-term plans.

Marine special operators are using fiction to envision the future

Short stories by Marine Raiders are driving discussions about the evolution of MARSOC through 2040, its commander writes.

F-35 deliveries could resume in July, but the new jets won’t be combat-ready for a year or more

Program officials also say they’ll “reimagine” their upgrade plan, with new delays for some capabilities.

The F-35 program is costing more and doing less, GAO says

Total sustainment costs are now expected to top $1.5 trillion, even as the jet’s mission-readiness declines.