The Corps’ elite operators known as the Raiders are looking to buy small portable tech that can knock out cellphones, GPS and the Russian navigation system known as GLONASS to help prepare its special operators for the future battlefield.
The commercial cellphone and GPS jammers were described in a request for quotation posted by Marine Special Operations Command on Friday.
But these portable devices are not for real-world operations. They’re intended to “replicate realistic conditions” special operations forces may face on a future battlefield, Maj. Nick Mannweiler, a MARSOC spokesman, told Marine Corps Times.
The training aligns with the Raiders’ recent assessment of the future operating environment, which was outlined in a recently published document known as MARSOF 2030.