DOD video: Marines at 29 Palms train with Marathon Targets

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A couple of quotes: “Marathon targets have a distinct advantage over static targets and pop-up targets. We’re able to fight against a realistic enemy, and we could see what they would do in battle, and adapt how we react to that. Marathon targets enable Reserve units, particularly those at remote sites, to bring capabilities not […]

These Marines Are Becoming Crack Shots Thanks to Robot Targets that Move Like Humans — Military.com

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Military.com article on the US Marine Corps’ use of the robots.     Sample quote from 2nd Mar Div Gunner CWO5 Joshua Smith :   He said the Marine Corps-commissioned study found the targets could increase individual marksmanship effectiveness on a moving target dramatically over the course of just one day.   “A Marine went […]

Marines Take On Moving Targets

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US Marine Corps video: “U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, participate in live-fire exercise against robotic moving targets aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Sept 14, 2018. Marines practice fire and maneuver against robotic targets to enhance critical thinking and provide the individual Marine with realistic scenarios. (U.S. Marine […]