MCTSSA personnel help strengthen acquisition workforce - U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Caleb Wu (left), Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity naval systems integration officer, speaks to Naval Acquisition Development Program entry-level employees during a tour of the command’s Landing Force Operations Center laboratory environment Feb. 26, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sky M. Laron)
Marines perform ‘arduous’ evaluation of new grenade launcher - A Marine prepares to shoot an M320 mounted on an M4 rifle at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 6, 2017. In March 2019, Marine Corps Systems Command’s Ground Combat Element Systems examined the M320A1 to ensure the operator and maintenance technical publications of the system are accurate. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by LCpl. Taylor W. Cooper)
Marine Corps enhances forensics capability to make gathering data simple - U.S. Marine Cpl. Carlos Ramos gathers forensic material during tactical site exploitation training at Combat Town, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 12, 2018. Marine Corps Systems Command’s Identity Operations Team is working to enhance the Expeditionary Forensics Exploitation Capability, which is used to differentiate between friend or foe on the battlefield. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Kindo Go)
New vehicle-mounted electronic tech enables Marines to combat threats - A U.S. Marine walks through a village wearing a backpack system used to counter remotely detonated explosive devices. Marine Corps Systems Command plans to implement a system similar to this device that can be mounted on any Marine Corps vehicle. (U.S. Marine Corps photo)
Artillery Marines’ new radar brings the distance on the battlefield - Sgt. Robert Huber with the Target Acquisition Platoon, counter-battery radar at 11th Marines inspects a newly-fielded Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar Block 2 radar system at Camp Pendleton, California. Program Executive Officer Land Systems recently started fielding the G/ATOR Block 2, which supports MAGTF counter-fire and counterbattery missions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Ashley Calingo)
Marine Corps fields first Joint Light Tactical Vehicle - The Corps’ first Joint Light Tactical Vehicles were fielded to School of Infantry West at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 28, 2019. The JLTV has higher up-time between missions, better suspension, and added protection from bullets and bombs to its occupants than its predecessor the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV/Humvee). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Juan Bustos)
Conversations about Marine Corps acquisition, innovation, and gear with host Manny Pacheco, USMC, retired.