Military Matters: NC Marines practice with robotic targets

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Updated: Jul. 18, 2018 at 9:03 AM EDT
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(WTVM) - We have all heard that it is hard to hit a moving target, but it never hurts to train for that situation, especially for those in the military.

Members of a Marine battalion in North Carolina are getting some experience with robotic targets to improve their marksmanship.

These Marines are members of the 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion training at Camp LeJeune in North Carolina.

They are taking part in live-fire testing of a new autonomous robotic system.

It is a three-phase operation involving the use of a pistol, rifle and machine gun.

"The ability to engage a moving target increases the lethality of the Marine," says military contractor Greg Schmidt. "It enhances the force, makes it more lethal. It makes it more versatile, makes it more capable."

Leaders say the training will hopefully make these soldiers better Marines.

The ultimate goal is to increase combat effectiveness.

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