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 […]
Marathon Targets was once again at the Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting (AASAM) this year, providing targets for three matches; two in the sniper competition and one close quarters engagement (CQE) match. The first sniper serial used a single robot moving laterally at 900m from the shooting position, with trees obscuring the target for […]
The Military Training International magazine reports on the virtues of actual live exercise and training versus hybrid training combining live and virtual aspects. Read the article here.
The DefenseNews article is available here. A similar article appeared in Popular Mechanics.