Marine Corps Issues RFI for New Infantry Rifle & More at Marksmanship Technology Demonstration
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the U.S. Marine Corps. First, we heard that an expanded role is being considered for the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR). Then came the news that fielding had begun for the M2A1 .50-caliber heavy machine gun. And don’t forget about the revelation that the service recently deployed its first all-suppressed infantry unit. Now we’re seeing that the Corps has put out a Request for Information (RFI) for new technologies as part of the 2017 Marksmanship Technology Demonstration (MTD).
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Set for September 19-21 at the Calvin A. Lloyd Range Complex, Weapons Training Battalion, Marine Corps Base Quantico, MTD 2017 is a closed demonstration designed to identify “current and emerging technologies that demonstrate possible solutions to marksmanship gaps and inform Marine Corps future requirements development,” the RFI says.
Basically, once a year, Weapons Training Battalion and the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory invite industry heavyweights to MTD to show off their commercial off-the-shelf wares. During that process, a team of USMC assessors will be on hand to observe and collect data …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life