the Mk22 Mod 0 Advanced Sniper Rifle - Set to be fielded in fiscal year 2023, the Mk22 Mod 0 Advanced Sniper Rifle incorporates the caliber agnostic 7x35 power Precision Day Optic and is fed from a 10-round detachable magazine. It will replace all legacy M40A6 and Mk13 Mod 7 rifles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo)
Marine Corps begins widespread fielding of suppressors - A Marine with 2nd Marine Regiment uses a suppressor while providing security on a company attack range in Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 21, 2016. In December, Marine Corps Systems Command began fielding thousands of suppressors to infantry units for employment on the M27, M4 and M4A rifles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sarah N. Petrock, 2d MARDIV Combat Camera)
181212-M-QK813-008 - A Marine peers through the lens of the Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggles during new equipment training in December 2018 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The Marine Corps awarded a contract Sept. 6, 2019, to procure approximately 14,000 systems. The SBNVG is expected to enhance the infantry’s lethality and situational awareness in reduced visibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Joseph Neigh)
Marine Corps awards contract for lighter-weight body armor to better fit all Marines - U.S. Marines assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment load their M16A4 rifle magazines before conducting a live-fire marksmanship event Aug. 6. Marine Corps Systems Command awarded a contract to produce Plate Carrier Generation III body armor– a move that will help Marines increase their mobility and keep them safe through training and deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)
Harvested HMMWV parts will save Corps millions, increase survivability of JLTV - Marines from 1st Battalion, 7th Marines prepare to load Joint Light Tactical Vehicles onto Landing Craft Utility boats in preparation for a JLTV Multiservice Operational Test and Evaluation amphibious landing March 2, at Camp Pendleton, California. As part of a cost-savings plan, the Marine Corps will harvest Gunner’s Protection Kits and other equipment from older High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles and install them on JLTVs to increase the new vehicles’ survivability. (U.S. Marine Corps courtesy photo)
Next gen binoculars increase survivability for Recon, EOD Marines - A Marine with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's Force Reconnaissance Platoon waits on the flight deck while training in the Pacific Ocean. Marine Corps Systems Command is fielding Force Recon and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines greater capability with the Binocular Night Vision Goggle II. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish)
Conversations about Marine Corps acquisition, innovation, and gear with host Manny Pacheco, USMC, retired.