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MILCOM 2011: USMC adopts MONAX for humanitarian exercises

8th November 2011 - 13:43 GMT | by Andrew White


The US Marine Corps (USMC) has selected Lockheed Martin's (LM's) MONAX tactical smartphone solution to support humanitarian and disaster exercises, company officials revealed on 8 November.

According to LM, the USMC Forces Pacific Experimentation Center will be supplied with a single MONAX base station and 20 handheld Lynx devices following their procurement by the Office of Naval Research.

It is understood the capability will initially be used for exercise purposes. However, there is potential for use abroad as USMC troops are regularly involved in humanitarian operations worldwide due to the force's expeditionary nature. Most recent examples include missions in Japan,

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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