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MDM 19 – See The BE Meyers & Co MAWL- X1 In The OSS Suppressor Booth

September 17th, 2019

The new MAWL-X1 addition to BE Meyers & Co’s Modular Advanced Weapon Laser family. The MAWL-X1 features Near-Infrared / Visible lasers, EC2 Endcap and Dark Earth finish.

Here, you can see it is mounted to a representative H&K M27, mounted with the OSS Helix Suppressor.

You can see MAWL-X1 in person for the first time in the OSS booth #1629.

MDM 17 – USMC Certifies XGO Performance T-Shirt For Alternate Wear

September 17th, 2019

The Marine Corps has certified the XGO Non-FR Performance T-Short in short and long sleeved versions for alternate wear. Certification Number 001254 for short sleeved and 001255 for long sleeved.

The shirts features flat seam construction for comfort and the material is anti-microbial.

MDM 19 – SureFire Swivel Scout Sneak Peek

September 17th, 2019

Coming soon is the new Swivel Scout body for the popular SureFire Scout Light.

Seen here are the 300, 600 and Dual Fuel Scout Lights. As you can see, they have developed both M-Lok and Picatinny mounts which are integral to the body. The mounts can be swapped out and tension is adjusted via the same screw.

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MDM 19 – Arbor Arms x Aqualung Buoyancy Compensator Shooter Kit Combination

September 17th, 2019

Arbor Arms is working with Aqualung to offer a low cost retrofit kit for armor carriers so that they can be used in conjunction with Aqualung Buoyancy Compensators. In this case, we see the Calypso.

The cummerbund is elastic so it will allow a buoyancy compensator or horse collar to still inflate yet keep your gear nice and snug.

Additionally, the Aqualung weight belt is worn with ditchable weights fore and aft to keep them out of the way of holsters and magazine carriers.

MDM 19 – Rocky USMC Tropical Boot

September 17th, 2019

The Marine Corps has selected two new tropical boots for use on the jungle. One of them is the Rocky boot.

It features a modernized version of the famous Panama tread outsole, manufactured by Vibram. The sole incorporates a ASTM certified puncture plate and an air-port cushioned footbed.

The upper is a full grain, flesh out leather combined with 1000D Cordura. The leather portion of the upper also features drainage holes to release water and increase breathability.

2019 Modern Day Marine

September 17th, 2019

As a Marine Corps League member contemplates battles past, Modern Day Marine takes a three-day look inside the Corps’ modernization efforts.

MDM 2019: UVision Will Present its Hero Series of Loitering Munition Systems

September 17th, 2019

An integrated solution will be showcased detailing Hero Multi-Canister Launcher mounted on an Oshkosh JLTV


MDM, Modern Day Marine Exhibition, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, September 17-19, Stand 1335

September 12, 2019. UVision Air Ltd. – a global leader in the area of Loitering Munition Systems of all sizes for a variety of missions? will present its HERO series of Loitering Munitions at Modern Day Marine for the first time. An integrated solution will be showcased detailing UVision multi-canister launcher mounted on an Oshkosh JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle).


According to Jim Truxel, CEO of UVision USA and former Marine, “As pioneers in the area of Loitering Munition Systems, UVision is responsive to the rapidly changing needs of modern battlespaces. The company’s solutions are optimized for a variety of platforms, applications and scenarios ? delivering advanced capabilities that ensure combat superiority as well as survivability for even the most complex missions.”

UVision will present the Hero-120, as well as the Hero-30 with multi-canister launcher mounted on an unmanned vehicle, at the company’s stand (#1335) in Modern Day Marine. In addition, an integration of the Hero-120 and Hero-400EC multi-canister launcher mounted on board the Oshkosh JLTV will be on display at the Oshkosh stand (#1703). Once integrated with a HERO loitering weapon system, this fast, agile and powerful Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, with C4ISR capabilities, is the most ideal for complex missions to deploy to the battle. UVision’s Hero-400EC will also be showcased at the US Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) at the exhibition.

UVision systems are easily adapted to a wide range of maritime, land, and airborne platforms. At MDM, the company will demonstrate its unique advanced yet user friendly Simulator, for MDM attendees to experience through the show.

UVision Air Ltd. took a strategic decision at the beginning of 2019 with the establishment of UVision-USA Corporation. This commitment by UVision to increase it presences in the United States and become a local source for our military customers reinforces UVision’s long-term strategic plan and dedication to support the US Warfighters.


Handheld Digital Targeting System Provides Fire and Air Support to Marines

September 17th, 2019


A Marine Corps Systems Command fire support device will be one of several communication technologies demonstrated at Island Marauder 2019.

The Target Handoff System version 2.0 is a lightweight, fire control system that employs commercial off-the-shelf, shock-resistant tablets to perform various targeting functions. The man-portable technology helps ascertain global positioning coordinates and call for fire support.

It allows Marines to use a single system to control close air support as well as artillery, mortars and naval surface fire support missions.

“THSv2 is the digital fire support Program of Record for the Marine Corps,” said Jeff Nebel, Fire Support Coordination team lead at MCSC. “It is a modular equipment suite that provides the warfighter with the capability to quickly and accurately identify and locate targets, and transmit that information digitally to fire support systems or weapons platforms.”

Fielded in fiscal year 2018, THSv2 enables the Marine Air-Ground Task Force to view an updated satellite image of the topography of a location. The technology provides a platform for receiving and manipulating video information. It can also be used as a controller for unmanned and autonomous systems.

“The system decreases the probability of incorrect data transfer of the initial fire request by providing a digital communication link between the observer and fires platform,” said Nebel.

The Corps has leveraged electronic tablets—including the MAGTF Common Handheld—to support the warfighter. Like MCH, THSv2 is software embedded into a tablet. However, MCH is primarily used for situational awareness on the battlefield, while THSv2 feeds information to Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System and other fire support and weapons platforms.

THSv2 is interoperable with several other technologies, including the AN/PRC-117 radio, Naval Fire Control System and the Common Laser Range Finder-Integrated Capability. At Island Marauder 2019, Marines will demonstrate the interoperability of THSv2 with other communication systems, including Networking on the Move.

Engineers and analysts for the THSv2 emphasize its significance in completing missions on the battlefield.

“The Target Handoff System version 2.0 is important to the warfighter because it speeds up the kill chain and reduces human error by not requiring targeting information to be passed via voice,” said William Bensch, an analyst for THSv2. “Everything is done digitally.”

Since its fielding, THSv2 has received positive feedback from Marines who participated in various live-fire events and other training. Nebel hopes annual hardware and software updates will make the technology even more useful to the warfighter.

 “It’s a piece of the latest and greatest in cutting edge technology,” said Bensch. “The system is robust enough to be expanded upon. We’re looking to provide the warfighter with the best equipment to engage the enemy faster and more efficiently—and THSv2 does that.”

Story Matt Gonzales, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and Communication | Marine Corps Systems Command

Photos by PFC Taylor W. Cooper