MCSC begins fielding amphibious robot system for littoral missions - Staff Sgt. Seth Barnes and Sgt. Tyler Joles, both explosive ordnance disposal technicians from Littoral Explosive Ordnance Neutralization Platoon, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, work on a Remotely Operated Vehicle during a demonstration in San Diego, California, Oct. 6, 2021. The ROV asset aids the Marine Corps in naval force integration by giving Marines the capabilities to work alongside Navy EOD. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kristy Ordonez Maldonado)
TRASYS provides modernized robotic targets to bolster Marine Corps lethality - A U.S. Marine engages a trackless mobile infantry target, or TMIT, during a live-fire exercise. TMITs are semi-autonomous human-like, live fire robotic targets that provide realistic characteristics of an opposing force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo)
MCTSSA shines with DEVSTARS - MCTSSA's developmental, science, technology and research scholar employees and interns were hosted by the School of Infantry on Camp Pendleton to observe new infantry Marines go through their weapons qualification and operate in a training environment, including movement with body armor, carrying heavy loads, and embarking and disembarking Marine Corps ground mobility vehicles, July 19, 2021. The field experience opportunity provided a better understanding some of the nuances of what Marines go through for something like a rifle range, they can have a frame of reference for engineering and designing future projects. (Courtesy photo)
Island Marauder 21: MCSC collaborates with Navy, prepares for maritime combat - Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, prepare for transportation via VMM-268 MV-22 Ospreys during Island Marauder 21 on Aug. 12 at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Island Marauder is an annual, Marine Corps Systems Command-led exercise enabling Marines to assess and familiarize themselves with communications gear. This year’s exercise was nested under the Navy’s Large Scale Exercise 21. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Ashley Calingo)
Marines 3D print a rocket headcap for mine-clearing missions - Marine Corps Systems Command representatives load a 3D-printed headcap onto an M58 Mine Clearing Line Charge rocket May 19 during a testing event in Yuma, Arizona. MCSC successfully developed and tested the headcap to support the Marine Corps’ mine-clearing missions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo)
Conversations about Marine Corps acquisition, innovation, and gear with host Manny Pacheco, USMC, retired.