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    M27 IAR

    The next evolution in firepower has arrived. For 27 years the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon has served as the Corps automatic rifle standard. In December 2010 initial fielding of the M249 SAW’s replacement, the Heckler  [Read more...]

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    See color at night

    When it comes to night vision devices, seeing different shades of monochromatic green has been the standard viewpoint for Marines. But the ColorPath Color Capable Night Vision Device could have Marines seeing colors, allowing them  [Read more...]

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    Water: to drink or charge your phone

    Need energy to charge your phone or Unmanned Aircraft System? Just add water. Horizon Energy Systems has developed a new type of process that produces electricity by mixing water with the chemical, hydride. The electrochemical  [Read more...]

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    Keeps Marines Hard-Headed

      If you held the Enhanced Combat Helmet in one hand and the Advanced Combat Helmet in the other, you’d hardly know the difference, or why the Marine Corps is looking to replace the ACH  [Read more...]

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    PTSD support goes mobile

    Marines and Marine veterans who may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder now have access to help that fits in their pocket. The Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs have created mobile ‘apps’ for smartphones  [Read more...]

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    Rocket Packing A Punch

    It’s lean, mean and intellectually sound. Using cutting edge technology and global positioning system guidance, the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System can deal an effective blow to the opposition. Though a bit different from  [Read more...]

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    Tak-4 Independent Suspension System

    Riding the rough mountain roads in Afghanistan for hours on end can leave your body hating you. Sometimes it feels like riding a bull for a day. But now, motor transportation Marines can expect a  [Read more...]

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    Multi-Tasking on a New Level: Renewable Energy Mission Module

    Acting as a multi-tool of earth friendly energy, the Renewable Energy Mission Module uses the sun and wind to provide electricity and versatility to forces out in the field. The REMM carries two folding solar  [Read more...]

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    Trimming the Fat: Improved Modular Tactical Vest

    Trying to choose between protection and comfort in body armor is a difficult task. Sure, you want to be bullet-hole free, but you also want to be able to wear it without difficulty. Fortunately, the  [Read more...]

  • 1

    Catch a Few Rays For Extra Plays

    The Marine Corps has an expeditionary energy office working on finding ways to generate power more efficiently and to make better use of alternative and renewable energy. You can set out to discover some of  [Read more...]

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    Pack, Fly, Deliver & Win

    Although the name might conjure up the notion that the Marine Corps is working on a vehicle to mimic the fantastic voyage of the Proteus through a human subject, the real-life case is slightly different.  [Read more...]

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    M110 SAAS: Multiple Shots, Multiple Kills

      The Corps is fielding a snipers’ dream weapon, a semi-automatic system able to rapidly engage targets. The Model 110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System, a gas-operated, rotating bolt, sniper rifle, compliments existing weapon systems currently in  [Read more...]

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    Guard your Grill – Maxillofacial Shield

    The Ballistic Protective Maxillofacial Shield, made by Gentex Corporation, is a piece of personal protective equipment made to shield a Marine’s face from shrapnel and other ballistic threats faced on today’s battlefield.

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    Drawing a Bead – Aimpoint MPS3 Heavy Weapons Sight

    The Aimpoint MPS3 Heavy Weapons Sight takes the principles used by smaller optics favored by dismounted forces and applies it to larger caliber, crew-served weapons, such as the M2 heavy machine gun and Mk. 19  [Read more...]

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    Today’s Forecast is…FireStorm

    Produced by Metal Storm Limited, an Australian defense company, the FireStorm is an electronically fired, multi-barrel 40 mm platform. Features include interlocking mechanical and electrical systems for safe operation and light weight.