ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Marine Corps is on the hunt for an uber-compact rocket launcher system capable of raining down suppressive fire on the enemy, then flying away in a V-22 Osprey or CH-53K King Stallion.
As the Corps prepares for a future fight in which units operate with greater independence and at greater distances apart, portability and power are at a premium.
At the National Defense Industrial Association’s Expeditionary Warfare Conference, Marine Maj. Gen. David Coffman, director of expeditionary warfare for the Navy, said the service was after a system that could deliver both precision and suppressive effects.
“If we can get a self-contained vehicle that can fire…