Marine Corps Plan to Deploy Through Space

After three years of being laughed out of meetings, the US Marine Corps’ futuristic plans to deploy through space may finally be getting some traction. The Marine Corps calls the concept the Small Unit Space Transport and Insertion Capability (Sustain). This plan, a growing group of Marine supporters say, is the natural evolution of the service’s proclivity for expeditionary warfare that began decades ago with amphibious landings. The concept is to deliver strategic equipment or a small squad of soldiers to any point on the globe — even the most hard-to-reach location — within hours of need. Once on the ground, those soldiers can carry out strategically critical missions like reconnaissance or destroying a specific target. At least, that’s their pitch — via Defense Tech

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