Three Australian defence innovators, from a field of 16 finalists, have been named winners of the 2016 Land Defence Australia Industry Innovation Awards. Marathon was the winner of the award category “SME Innovation Grant”. The award was presented by the Minister for Defence Industry, The Hon. Christopher Pyne, MP. Read the official announcement here: https://landforces.com.au/innovation-awards/index.asp
The Australian Defence Magazine (ADM) interviewed the Head of Army Modernisation and Strategic Planning, MAJGEN McLachlan. One of the questions by ADM was: “As the Head of Modernisation, what are the big things happening in the next 12 months?” McLachlan: “I’m excited by the changes we’re making to the way we train our combat shooters […]
The Australian Army unveils its latest gadgets and gear in Canberra — including the Marathon robots.
Marines from the 1st Marine Division engaged Marathon Targets’ T40 robots during 2 courses of fire for the Infantry Super Squad Competition. The first engagement called for excellent marksmanship with a limited number of rounds to reduce 5 robots moving in and out of cover, all from an elevated position. There was a wide range […]
Marathon Robots are featured on GunTalk’s “Rise of the Robots” episode. The bonus footage above is Gen (ret) John “Jack” Singlaub’s take on the robots.
Military Training & Simulation News (MTSN) reports on the latest developments in live-training on ranges in their July/August issue. Marathon is mentioned as responding to the need for smarter, more realistic targets by using autonomy which does not require any fixed installations or pre-defined routes. Link to the article (pdf).
Redback One employed several Marathon Targets T40s during their Carbine Operator Course. Students were exposed to our robotic targets throughout the course reinforcing important shooting skills such as Positive Target Identification, as well as shooting and operating a weapon under stress. The course culminated in a dynamic combat situation simulating a vehicle ambush; students had to dismount from […]
A second video, and an in-depth article at http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/24/these-robots-replicate-enemy-forces0.html.
Marathon featured today on “Fox Firepower” on the Fox News channel: “An inside look at the military’s live firefights with robots”.
A shooter engaging Marathon Targets’ T40 robots and popups in the Close-Quarter Engagement match at the Australian Skill At Arms Meeting (AASAM). In this scenario the shooter first had to move and engage a series of static targets and popups at close range before firing on a group of fast moving T40 robots which bounded […]