Taser has a new way to put bad guys in the dirt called the 40mm HEMI or Human Electro-Muscular Incapacitation round.
The Marine Corps will review a well known tool used to detect improvised explosive devices this fall. The “holly stick,” named after the Marine who invented it, is a 15-foot pole with a sickle head that Marines use to sift through surface dirt to determine whether an IED is buried below ground level. Handlers are able to use the sharp tip to feel for trip wires and other IED indicators.
A new four-legged, rugged terrain robot, dubbed “Robo-mule,” is a must-see piece of equipment at this week’s Modern Day Marine.
Lt. Gen. Richard Mills, commanding general of Marine Corps Combat Development Command, kicked off Modern Day Marine Tuesday morning by welcoming attendees during a ribbon cutting ceremony and reminding Marines about tough decisions the Corps will face with the possibility of budget cuts and a shift in focus to the Asia-Pacific region.
BAE Executives said today that even though they’re submitting a variant of IVECO’s Italian-made Superav 8×8 to the Marine Corps in consideration for the amphibious Marine Personnel Carrier competition
, if they end up winning the contract all work on the program will be done at its York, Pa., manufacturing facility.
ITW Military Products gave us a look at their new Nexus GT Cobra stab design buckle, coming soon in 3 sizes and three adjustment systems. ITW tells me they will have development samples available at SHOT Show 2013.
Next spring, a Marine squad or two will take the field somewhere in California with an unusual battle buddy: a 400-pound unmanned ground vehicle equipped with various ISR gear and armed with several weapons.