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Revealed: The US Marine Corps Might Just Be Developing a Super 'Gun'

The Marine Corps and Raytheon are developing a new precision-guided 120mm explosive mortar round so that forward deployed forces can more effectively target and destroy enemies from farther distances than existing mortars.

The weapon is designed to shoot up into the air in a vertical trajectory before identifying, tracking and exploding an enemy target upon decent to the ground. The vertical landing allows the weapon to achieve great precision, Raytheon officials said.

The US Navy's Battleplan to Crush Enemy Missiles, Drones and Aircraft

The Navy is arming four forward-deployed destroyers with an emerging ship-defense weapon able to track and destroy attacking enemy missiles, drones, aircraft, small boats and other threats, officials said.

The SeaRAM weapons system, designed to fire Rolling Airframe Missiles out of a Close-in-Weapons System, will be installed on the USS Porter, USS Carney, USS Ross and USS Donald Cook, Navy spokesman Ensign Marc Rockwellpate told Scout Warrior.

The Real Obama Legacy Revealed: 20,642 New Regulations

The tide of red tape that threatens to drown U.S. consumers and businesses surged yet again in 2015, according to a Heritage Foundation study we released on Monday.

More than $22 billion per year in new regulatory costs were imposed on Americans last year, pushing the total burden for the Obama years to exceed $100 billion annually.

That’s a dollar for every star in the galaxy, or one for every second in 32 years.

The consequences of this rampant rulemaking are widespread:

Britain’s Innovative Military Logistics

The current budgetary environment requires that the Department of Defense (DoD) make the most efficient use of all its resources – money, personnel and time – reducing costs and improving outcomes wherever possible. According to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Mr. Frank Kendall, the Pentagon has seen some success through its Better Buying Power initiative with respect to major acquisition programs.  One area where much room for improvement remains is in logistics and sustainment.