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Marines to Implement Target Handoff System on Samsung Tablets

The U.S. Marine Corps will integrate a new target handoff system into off-the-shelf tablets from Samsung to call in fire support from air, ground and sea units, Military.com reported Wednesday.

Hope Hodge Seck writes Jesse Hume, project officer for the Target Handoff System Version 2, said that approximately 900 Marines will utilize the platform alongside a combat net radio, laser range finder, video downlink receiver and Samsung’s Tab 2 device.

The Marine Corps previously said it would acquire smartphones for fiscal year 2017 in an effort to boost the service branch’s fire support, mobility and tactical capacity.

“Currently we are working with other program offices within Systems Command to build upon the initial fielding of the Target Handoff System,” Hume said.

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