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Marines conduct non-lethal weapons training in Nigeria > Marine Corps Forces Europe > News Article Display

Marines conduct non-lethal weapons training in Nigeria > Marine Corps Forces Europe > News Article Display | nfl | Scoop.it
A group of Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14.1 recently returned from a five-day training exercise in Abuja, Nigeria, March 22.  The group of four Marines trained approximately 20 Nigerian soldiers on basic non-lethal, News Article Display page

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Cody Atkinson's curator insight, April 4, 2014 2:46 PM

Four marines were teaching twenty Nigerian soldiers how to excel in basic non-lethal weapon techniques in Abuja. Non-lethal weapons techniques will allow them to control basic riot scenarios with better knowledge. This is support that the United States shows to South Africa Command.

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Marines Fly Helicopters With Mini-Tablet

Marines Fly Helicopters With Mini-Tablet | nfl | Scoop.it
U.S. Marines recently landed K-MAX and MH-6 Little Bird helicopters autonomously using an i-Pad like mini-tablet.

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Cody Atkinson's curator insight, April 7, 2014 9:34 AM

Marines were able to land helicopters with a mini tablet the size of an ipad. Technology known as AACUS  enable the user to handle the helicopter through a simulated environment and a sensor being able to land it. This is good because using hand-held tablets to control helicopters will allow for on the clock operations.

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U.S. Navy moves forward with testing sophisticated unmanned helicopters | The Raw Story

U.S. Navy moves forward with testing sophisticated unmanned helicopters | The Raw Story | nfl | Scoop.it

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Cody Atkinson's curator insight, April 7, 2014 9:28 AM

The U.S. Navy is testing out a helicopter drone that will be used as resupply for the Marines. The drone was piloted by a 100 pound sensor that could turn any rotary-wing aircraft into a drone. It is said it could reduce casualties as well as supply food and water.