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Learn to Board with LINXX in Little Creek

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SEALs onto DDG-79(click to view full) Even with the advent of robotic USVs that have been used successfully near Iraq, humans who can board a ship and search it are still necessary. Special Forces like SEALs had been performing these duties, but wartime demands made it obvious that this was not an ideal use of such highly-trained troops outside of special scenarios like hostage rescue. These days, other groups like the US Marines are being trained for Non-compliant boarding visit, board, search and seizure (NCB VBSS) roles. The US Navy’s 2005 move to create expeditionary troops is seen as another way to find trained forces for this role, and is also highly relevant to the Navy’s efforts to rebuild its brown-water capabilities. VBSS proficiency requires training, however…   VBSS Related Contracts After: USMC VBSS exercise(click to view full) Unless otherwise specified, the The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division in Orlando, FL issues the contracts on behalf of the Center for Security Forces in Little Creek, VA. Oct 30/08: Small business qualifier LINXX Security Services in Virginia Beach, VA received an $9 million modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract (N61339-07-D-0003), exercising an option to procure instructor services […]

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