C4iSR: Maritime

Modern Day Marine 2018: USMC may need equipment mods to match naval team refocus

27 September 2018

The US Marine Corps (USMC) needs to modify some of its equipment to make it more easily transportable by US Navy (USN) ships, said Colonel Michael Manning, Corps manager for Ground Combat Element Systems, at the Modern Day Marine conference at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, on 25 September.

The USMC and USN have been touting a new team mindset, integrating the corp’s “return-to-the-sea” focus with the USN’s desire to obtain and maintain better sea control.

Col Manning said that kind of teaming can only be effective if the USN ships can accommodate USCM platforms and equipment. “We have to put all of this on ships.

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