The INSIDER daily digest -- August 17, 2022

By John Liang / August 17, 2022 at 2:50 PM

This Wednesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Marine Corps' Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar system, the recent Pacific Dragon 22 exercise held off the coast of Hawaii and more.

We start off with the latest on the Marine Corps' Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar system:

Marine Corps to continue testing prototype air defense system

The Marine Corps is planning a third live-fire test of a prototype air defense system within the next six weeks, following two successful tests in which the system detected, tracked and destroyed multiple targets.

Australia and Canada recently took part in Pacific Dragon 22, which took place at the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands and off the coast of Kauai, HI:

Australia, Canada join missile defense exercises, bringing together five Pacific air-defense navies

For the first time, Australia and Canada participated in a multinational missile defense exercise with the United States, Japan and South Korea, a significant expansion of efforts to build advanced interoperability among five nations that, in theory, could lock arms in response to a Pacific crisis.

During a test earlier this summer in Norway, a 155-millimeter projectile was fired out of a cannon and a ramjet engine ignited:

Boeing, Nammo successfully test ramjet

Boeing and Norway-based Nammo have successfully test-fired a long-range precision projectile that achieved thrust via a next-generation technology that harnesses forward velocity, the companies announced last week.

The Navy's MQ-8C Fire Scout uncrewed helicopter flew to an island off the coast of California recently:

Fire Scout demonstrates expeditionary capability in austere landing off coast of California

The Navy's MQ-8C Fire Scout exercised its expeditionary capability off the coast of California this summer, landing and operating in an austere location.

Air Force Col. Louis Ruscetta, senior materiel leader for the service's Commercial Engine Replacement Program, spoke at last week's Life Cycle Industry Days:

Engine replacement will make a 'new B-52' out of decades-old aircraft

DAYTON, OH -- Cost overruns for the Air Force's Commercial Engine Replacement Program noted during a congressional budget hearing were "taken out of context" and overstated, according to Col. Louis Ruscetta, senior materiel leader.