New Marine Corps Infantry Weapons on the Horizon

The Marine Corps is pursuing a slew of new technologies to give infantrymen the edge on the battlefield, said an official June 4.

“We are undergoing probably the largest modernization in the infantry squad in the last 25 years,” said Lt. Col. Tim Hough, program manager for infantry weapons at Marine Corps Systems Command's ground combat element systems division.

Everything from optics to the weapons themselves are getting revamped, he said during a panel discussion at the National Defense Industrial Association's annual Armament Systems Forum in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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