Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Marines

Assalamualaikum to all visitors, i have done my own study about the US Marines asset in modern warfare. I do my own study because my enthusiast about military technology in modern world nowadays. As we know, Malaysia has come to the edge of military technology transfer and brings in tech from other country to this country. This is a very good step towards a better defense technology. Where is our military technology ? is it the same level as the US ? not the same at all because US is a very powerful military country and has all it assets around the globe. The US and it allies accuse Malaysia wants to start war and become a military country when we plan to buy any kinds of techy weapons and assets. Therefore, our government prefer to obtain assets from Russia,Poland,French,Spain rather than the US. As the result, the acquisition of SU-30MKM,PT-91M,Scorpene and others. Below are some of the US Marine assets. Correct me if im wrong if all the facts are not veracious.

The Marines


F/A 18

Flies at nearly twice the speed of sound and is equipped for air-to-air and air-to-ground combat

EA-6B Prowler

A twin-engine, mid-wing aircraft that protects friendly aircraft from radar detection and hostile fire.

CH-53E Super Stallion

The largest and strongest helicopter in the Marine corps, it can transport a full platoon of combat-ready Marines.

MV-22 Osprey

A tilt-rotor aircraft that combines the vertical flight capabilities of a helicopter with the speed and range of an airplane.

AV-8B Harrier 2

A fighter-bomber aircraft used for ground attack and combat air patrol.

AH-1W Super Cobra

A twin-engine attack helicopter used for rotary-wing close air support, armed escort and armed and visual reconnaissance.

CH-46 Sea Knight

A medium-lift cargo helicopter that primarily provides assault support, but also transports Marines, supplies and equipment.

KC-130J Super Hercules

A four-engine transport aircraft used for aerial refueling, medical evacuation, search and rescue, and airborne assault.

Weapons and Equipments


The service rifle of the Marine Corps since the mid-1960s

M249 SAW

The M249 Squad Automatic Weapon is a machine gun used in combat to engage enemy targets.

Monocular night vision device

A single-eye night vision scope that offers superior depth perception and night-eye adaption

Himars(high mobility artilery rocket)

A ground-based weapon system that accurately engages targets at long ranges under all weather conditions.


A knife that, when attached, turns a rifle into a lethal close-combat weapon.

M9 Beretta

A semi-automatic, double-action pistol; the standard Marine Corps sidearm.

M203 Grenade Launcher

A single-shot grenade launcher that attaches to the M16 assault rifle under the barrel.


MRAP vehicle

increase protection and mobility of marines operating in a hazardous fire area

M1A1 Abrams tank

The principle battle tank of the Marine Corps, and one of the most advance tanks in the world.


A highly mobile amphibious vehicle that transports Marines and cargo in hostile water and land conditions


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