Marine Corps looks to empower squad leaders with new combat tech: The Marine Corps is planning to field new high-tech combat gear — a rifle-mounted laser range finder — that will give squad leaders some extraordinary new capabilities and revolutionize the way the Corps’ small units operate in battle.
The laser range finders could for the first time allow infantry squad leaders to call in air strikes and artillery fire, a change that would vastly increase the lethality of small infantry units and push previously unheard of responsibility down to junior Marines at the squad level.
Specifically, the sophisticated laser range finder, which could cost nearly $10,000 each, would give squad leaders instant access to detailed information about distances and locations for targets that require heavy fires.
“A squad leader with accurate range data can quickly assign the appropriate force to eliminate threats,” said Chief Warrant Officer Five Mark R. Salmons, a Marine gunner, or infantry weapons officer.
Find military and patriotic images on tee-shirts, caps, and other casual clothing, as well as on beer steins, mousepads, clocks, and dozens of other office and gift items. The Military Chest -- your one-stop shopping site for military and patriotic themed gifts. Worldwide delivery available.
Visit our TEAMultimedia PatriArt Gallery to find military and patriotic images as posters, framed art prints, calendars, and greeting card sets. Worldwide delivery available.