Marine Corps Systems Command


Marine Corps Systems Command

Equipping our MARINES

MCB Quantico, Va.

By participating in the MEC you have the opportunity to provide a new and expedient means of equipping the warfighter.


  • History

    In 1989, The Marine Enhancement Program (MEP) stood up as a response to congressional guidance for our Corps to establish programs directed to improve the lethality, survivability, and comfort of the individual Marine. In 2018, the MEP evolved into the Marine Equipping Challenge (MEC) aimed at achieving the same goals of the MEP within a new and exciting prize challenge platform.

    Prize challenges are intended to encourage innovation, development, and communication across all industrial spectrums.  Submitters will compete their innovative idea(s) against others for a chance at cash prizes and or potential production contracts.

    Read about the helmet retention system prize challenge that was awarded in April here.

Winners of the challenge are not guaranteed a production contract with the Government. Current Employees of MilTech and Marine Corps Systems Command are not eligible for entry. A challenge is considered to satisfy the reasonable effort to obtain competition in accordance with 10 USC 437a (b), 15 USC 3719 (e) and 10 USC 2371b (b)(2). All FAR based actions will follow announcement procedures per FAR 5.201(b) accordingly.