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MDM 2016: Marines go back to the future

3rd October 2016 - 12:56 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Quantico

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US Marine Corps representatives highlighted the return of a concept – originally envisioned in the early 1990s – called ‘Equipment Exchange’ during last week’s Modern Day Marine exhibition.

Outlined during industry day briefings by Program Manager, Combat Service Support (PM CSS), the programme reflects materiel issues resulting from an ongoing downsize of USMC force structure from a total force of 202,000 marines to 182,000.

Specifically, what are the equipment sets and reversibility sets – low demand equipment that might be critical in future contingencies – that are needed for the smaller force and what should be done with remaining items?

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