When training on the range, some U.S. Marines are now simulating combat environments with more lifelike moving targets.
Using autonomous, moving robotic targets, supplied by Marathon Targets, offers Marines optimum training because the targets are moving.
The moving targets are more difficult to hit, which challenges the Marines more so than with a non-moving paper target.
Marathon Targets said that using the moving targets will increase combat accuracy by 104 percent within a 24-hour period, according to tests conducted by the Marines.
Marines using autonomous, robotic targets in live-fire training (VIDEOS) https://t.co/tTO3ZlwqlQ pic.twitter.com/telCkttlKb
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Watch Marines from 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines at Camp Lejeune, N.C., fire at the robotic targets: