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USMC to test wireless rifle control system

27th June 2018 - 06:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Australian company Kord Defence has signed a contract with the US Marine Corps (USMC) for the testing and evaluation of a wireless rifle control system, the Australian Department of Defence announced on 26 June.

The contract will extend the current testing and evaluation of Kord Defence’s Rifle Input Control (RIC) technology to a wireless control system for use on a new USMC rifle.

The wireless control system was originally developed for the Australian Defence Force. The RIC technology

provides soldiers with a fast and simple way of controlling their electronic devices without having to take their hands off their weapon or eyes off task.

Christopher Pyne, Minister for Defence Industry, said: ‘Kord Defence is now able to export a similar technology to the US Marine Corps.  This is a great example of Australian innovation taking advantage of support from this government, to provide world leading technology to support both Australian and allied soldiers.’

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