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 […]
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.
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.