Military Capabilities

USMC preparing for series of urban combat technology experiments

15 April 2019

In the Pentagon's quest to hone its urban combat skills, the US Marine Corps (USMC) is seeking mature and emerging technologies for a series of experiments between August 2019 and 2023.

In a 15 April solicitation posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the USMC Warfighting Laboratory asked industry and academia to offer up a host of technologies for the Dense Urban Operations Limited Objective Experiment (DUO LOE) 2019 that is slated to take place in August at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (MUTC) in Indiana.

"The experiment provides warfighters the opportunity to assess the operational utility of emerging technologies and engineering innovations that improve the human dimension application for sensing, speed of decision/action and lethality in dense urban environments," the service wrote.

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