The Marines are Overhauling the 03’s layout: More H&K M27’s, New NVG’s, Armor, and More to Come

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I read last night that CMC General Neller has or is green lighting a massive improvement program to the United States Marine Corps Infantry equipment.

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I’ve been following the various rifle, armor, vehicle , and equipment improvement programs since before I enlisted in 2006. I’ve wanted to see an improved rifle from the M16 and M4 be fielded for awhile.

The current rifles have served well and are still excellent systems but several modern rifle iterations, even those based on the AR15, are producing notable improvements in accuracy and reliability. The general evolution in most modern equipment has left the military with a decade wide gap on some of its systems fielded vs modern capabilities and Gen. Neller is throwing one to the Grunts.

“I could kit out every grunt in the Marine Corps with the coolest s*** head-to-toe for $100 million,” he said. “And I intend to do that.” – Gen. Neller, comparing the cost to an F35B JSF

M27s, PMAGs, Carl Gustav’s, M855A1, and much more for the infantry seems to be fast tracking down the pipeline and I am looking forward to seeing the Military close the tech gap for the Infantry.

Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.