Friday, July 07, 2017

Experimental concepts are afloat with the Battalion Landing Team 31st MEU. Suppressors in the wild! by Lance Cpl. Stormy Mendez

Cpl. Devan Reaves, a gunner with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires an M4A1 carbine augmented with a KAC QD suppressor during marksmanship training aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) while underway in the Pacific Ocean, July 4, 2017. BLT 3/5 is currently deployed as the Ground Combat Element for the 31st MEU and is exploring state-of-the-art concepts and technologies as the dedicated force for Sea Dragon 2025, a Marine Corps initiative to prepare for future battles. The 31st MEU partners with the Navy’s Amphibious Squadron 11 to form the amphibious component of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group. The 31st MEU and PHIBRON 11 combine to provide a cohesive blue-green team capable of accomplishing a variety of missions across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Hmm.  KAC Suppressors?  They're suppose to be pretty good.  Pretty pricey too.  I wonder how much the Marine Corps pays for'em.

Anyway it looks right, I hope the experiment is a success.  I look forward to getting my hand on the after action to see how things went (when they back from float).

On a separate subject is the M16A5 dead?  Is it M27 for all, some type of kit build that gives everything we need that can be done at unit armories or a new contract for someone to build it for us?

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