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USMC trials tech in Talisman Saber

19th July 2017 - 10:22 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Rockhampton

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The involvement of the USMC’s 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) in Exercise Talisman Saber 2017 in Australia was punctuated by experimentation with new equipment under the Sea Dragon 2025 initiative.

As the designated evaluation unit the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5 Marines) was testing out a range of new technologies and internal organisations for the first time in a major exercise.

Among new systems spotted included a number of Polaris MRZR 4 all-terrain vehicles in use with this battalion landing team (BLT) currently assigned to the 31st MEU. A C2 variant is outfitted for command-and-control tasks with satellite radio, …

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