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(VIDEO) Watch U.S. Marines Demonstrate Suppressor Capabilities During Integrated Training Exercise

December 30, 2016

U.S. Marine Corps military operations are not normally quiet, at least not when they are at a company level or higher. The noise and muzzle flash made by the weapons isn’t something anyone would worry about once the fighting gets started, but that seems to be changing. Suppressors weren’t one of the things issued with every rifle at the battalion armory, until now. A suppressor, or silencer, is a device attached to the barrel of a firearm or airgun which reduces the amount of noise and visible muzzle flash generated by firing.

In this footage, U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2), 2nd Marine Division, conduct Range 400, in the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) Twentynine Palms, California. The B Co. Marines are the first in the Marine Corps to use the suppressors. Here they demonstrate the suppressor capabilities on range 400 company attacks during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 1-17 in preparation for the upcoming Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force.