Friday, March 05, 2021

Is the "ESK MUNGO" the light airborne vehicle the new Marine Corps is looking for?

Is the ESK Mungo the light airborne vehicle the New Marine Corps is looking for? I tend to think so. Close combat is off the table so armored protection isn't necessary. Its internally transportable inside the CH-53D so carriage inside the CH-53K should be no problem. It can carry an adequate number of Marines (considering its size) and best of all it has an almost tiny foot print. Forget the JLTV, switch to the Mungo! The Germans would be thrilled, it would solidify the message that long range naval combat is the new "hotness" and they're probably cheap by US military standards. I don't agree with the concept but if its gonna go forward then fully commit and buy vehicles that fit the bill. The Mongo fits perfectly.

Open Comment Post. 5 March 2021

AAV Training with the Dutch military B-Roll

The Final Battle at Sunrise (Combined Resolve XV )

Italian soldiers provide security during Combined Resolve XV

Combat Rescue Helicopter Marches On to Full Mission Readiness

C1 Ariete assigned to Alpha Company, 11th Bersaglieri Battalion provide security in Hohenfels Training Area, Germany @ Combined Resolve XV

F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron takes off for an orientation flight at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England


Spartan Paratroopers Conduct Airborne Operations

Paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, “Spartan Brigade,” conducted an airborne operation into Malemute Drop Zone, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 2, 2021. The Spartan Brigade is the only airborne infantry brigade combat team in the Arctic and Pacific theaters, providing the combatant commander with the unique capability to project an expeditionary force by air.

Only one airborne brigade for the Pacific region?  I thought the Army would have assigned another dedicated airborne unit but maybe they're just gonna flex the 82nd to cover both the 173rd in Italy and these bubbas in the Pacific.