Robots used in Exercise Chong Ju

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The robots were used last week as part of the Australian Army’s exercise Chong Ju: Exercise Chong Ju is an annual live-fire training exercise conducted at the Combined Arms Training Centre at Puckapunyal in northern Victoria to showcase the ADF’s capabilities to the next generation of combat leaders.

Marathon Wins Innovation Award at Land Forces

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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:

Marathon “one of the big things for the next 12 months” says MAJGEN McLachlan

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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 […]

MTSN Article on Range Targets

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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).