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CHIPS Articles: Marine Corps Systems Command supports 2017 Modern Day Military Expo

Marine Corps Systems Command supports 2017 Modern Day Military Expo
By Kaitlin Kelly, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and Communication - September 15, 2017
MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — Marine Corps Systems Command will support the 37th Annual Modern Day Marine Military Exposition Sept. 19-21 aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico.

The annual event showcases the latest innovations in military equipment and systems, designed specifically to address the evolving, expeditionary needs of the Marine Corps. During the three-day event, members of industry, military leaders and Marines will have the opportunity to interact with MCSC and Program Executive Officer Land Systems, and experience some of the systems and technology used by Marines in the fleet.

Sponsored by the Marine Corps League, the event is intended to nurture the intellectual energy and creativity that will enable the Corps to lead tactical and operational innovation.

“This vital and unique expo plays a large part in helping us communicate to industry about the future acquisition of military equipment, systems, services and technology,” said Brig. Gen. Joseph Shrader, MCSC commander. “Our goal is to emphasize the importance of critical technologies and capabilities MCSC provides to ensure Marines maintain combat readiness.”

On Sept. 19, MCSC will conduct a Planning Brief to Industry, and PEO LS will present a science and technology brief. MCSC’s Office of Small Business Programs will also conduct small business training sessions. MCSC will also provide interactive displays at the expo to boost visibility for the command and its system capabilities to key decision makers and industry leaders.

The event will also provide attendees an interactive experience with vehicles, weapons systems and other technologies used by Marines. Some of these items will include:

“We look forward to seeing our industry partners and fellow Marines at Modern Day Marine, and sharing more about how Marine Corps Systems Command equips Marines and advances the warfighting effectiveness and readiness of the Marine Air Ground Task Force,” Shrader said.

For more information and a full schedule of events, visit the MDMME website.

The Target Handoff System Version 2 is one of many pieces of equipment Marine Corps Systems Command will display at the Modern Day Marine Military Exposition Sept. 19-21, aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico. THS V.2 is a portable system designed for dismounted Marines to locate targets, pinpoint global positioning coordinates and call for close-air, artillery and naval fire support using secure digital communications. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Laws)
The Target Handoff System Version 2 is one of many pieces of equipment Marine Corps Systems Command will display at the Modern Day Marine Military Exposition Sept. 19-21, aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico. THS V.2 is a portable system designed for dismounted Marines to locate targets, pinpoint global positioning coordinates and call for close-air, artillery and naval fire support using secure digital communications. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Laws)
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