MRIC Marine Corps’ Medium-Range Intercept Capability : rebirth of US Marine Corps’s air defense capability


As global tensions continue to rise, the Marine Corps once again finds itself at the forefront of a strategic transformation—shifting its focus from a decades-long, land-locked War on Terror to addressing increasing great power competition in the South China Sea. Johannes Schmidt, PEO Land Systems, elaborates.

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A BQM-177 is launched from the Marine Corps’ Medium Range Intercept Capability system during Live Fire 2 as part of a quad-launch event at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, in September 2022 (Picture source: USMC)

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