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Marines Will Use Smartphones To Call For Artillery Support | Task & Purpose

Marines Will Use Smartphones To Call For Artillery Support | Task & Purpose

In the new year, some Marines will be using off-the-shelf smartphones to call for fire support from the air, ground and sea. An upgrade to the Marines’ current Target Handoff System, to be fielded in 2o17, will load key elements of the system onto the compact tablets, cutting the system’s weight in half, from 20 to 10 pounds, and cutting the cost in half as well, according to a news release from Marine Corps Systems Command.

The Target Handoff System Version 2 will work with the Samsung Tab 2, an 8-inch tablet that retails for about $400, Capt. Jesse Hume, project officer for the system, told Military.com.

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