U.S. admiral reveals more details of live-fire test that will make opponents “think twice before they act”

The U.S. Marine Corps commander revealed more details of previous live-fire tests of the ROGUE-Fires, emphasizing the weapon’s deterrent capabilities. Pictured is an NSM hitting a target ship during a 2014 exercise.

U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Adm. David Berger further revealed that the service tested the ROGUE-Fires in April, firing a Navy Strike Missile (NSM) that traveled more than 90 nautical miles (about 166.7 kilometers) and sank a moving surface target. This will effectively enhance the U.S. Marine Corps’ deterrence capabilities in the Indo-Pacific region.

The U.S. Marine Corps announced in late April that its Expeditionary Fire Remote Ground Combat System unmanned vehicle, which combines a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) and Navy strike missiles, had completed its first live-fire test and successfully hit a target in the Point Mugu Sea Range. The unmanned vehicle has completed its first live-fire test and successfully hit a target in the Point Mugu Sea Range.

The military news site Military.com reported on March 13 that Borg further revealed at the McAleese FY2022 Defense Programs conference that the unmanned weapon had been used in a series of tests. Programs conference) revealed that the naval strike missile flew more than 90 nautical miles and that the test target was not fixed but was a moving surface target, but still managed to sink it, emphasizing that such a deterrent capability, consisting of traditional force, would make adversaries “think twice before they act.

The U.S. Marine Corps is gradually making organizational changes to strengthen its ability to confront the Chinese Communist Party in the Pacific, eliminating heavy equipment that is difficult to transport and increasing its rapid deployment capability and long-range strike firepower so that it can quickly reach the frontline islands when a crisis breaks out and pose a threat to the Chinese fleet.

Borg has even said that the U.S. Marine Corps is also considering purchasing anti-submarine equipment to be deployed on the frontline islands of the “Expeditionary Advance Base” (EAB) to take advantage of the many islands in the Pacific Ocean and the narrow waterways to further limit the space for Chinese communist submarines and ensure the safety of the U.S. Navy fleet.