Marathon Targets were used as part of exercise Brolga Run in far north Queensland, Australia: a large combined-arms exercise involving 2,300 troops.
The CO 1RAR had this to say about the robots: “They enhanced the activity enormously. The soldiers engaging the targets told me they felt real fear when the targets first presented, moved and assaulted them. We have not been able to elicit fear, and condition soldiers to respond to fear, during close combatant live fire activities to this point. It is a massive step forward.”