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Contact: Peter Vietti
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Office of Naval Research

ONR rolls out combat and tactical vehicle fleet at Modern Day Marine Expo

With several advanced warfare vehicles and a lineup of exciting technologies, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) will showcase its latest expeditionary equipment at the 2010 Modern Day Marine Exposition scheduled Sept. 28-30 at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Va.

Modern Day Marine is one of the world's largest trade shows featuring expeditionary warfare equipment. More than 400 exhibitors and 8,000 attendees are expected to attend the event—now in its 30th year—for an up-close look at equipment and systems that support the U.S. Marine Corps and other allied forces' air, land and sea operations.

ONR's displays will include a Humvee, converted to provide 30 kilowatts of auxiliary on-board vehicle power; an advanced tactical vehicle with hybrid electric drive; a concept combat vehicle focused on crew centric survivability; an advanced convoy security module; and an unmanned platform for logistics resupply.

One of the displays is the GunŽslinger Package for Advanced ConŽvoy Security (GunPACS), a gunfire detection and counter-fire system designed for mounting aboard light-platform ground vehicles. The system gives vehicles the ability to identify small-arms fire, rapidly engage targets from under armor, and share gun sight and situational awareness vidŽeo with the combat operations center in real time.

The Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate (GUSS) will also be showcased. The all-terrain GUSS provides autonomous resupply capability, carrying up to 1,800 pounds, at speeds of up to 5 mph.

Much of the equipment used by U.S. Marines and other allied forces is first seen at Modern Day Marine by military leaders, operations planners and acquisition managers. This year's featured technologies support operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world in the continuing fight against terrorism.

ONR's technology will be featured at Tent C, Booth No. 3065. Exhibit areas will open at 10 a.m. daily. For more information about Modern Day Marine, go to www.marinemilitaryexpos.com/modern_day_marine/index

The complete list of featured ONR technologies on display at Modern Day Marine includes:

Large Vehicle Static Displays

Models and other displays

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http://www.onr.navy.mil/Media-Center/Press-Releases/2010/Modern-Day-Marine-ONR.aspx

About the Office of Naval Research

The Office of Naval Research provides the science and technology necessary to maintain the Navy and Marine Corps' technological advantage. Through its affiliates, ONR is a leader in science and technology with engagement in 50 states, 70 countries, 1,035 institutions of higher learning and 914 industry partners. ONR employs approximately 1,400 people, comprising uniformed, civilian and contract personnel with additional employees at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C.



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