Modern Day Service Members Deserve Modern Day Tech and Tools
May 09, 2022
After serving two tours in Iraq as a Marine Corps infantry officer, I know and understand the difficult situations our service members face every single day. They are trained and equipped for anything, but that does not mean there aren't tools and pathways that can better protect and prepare them for the tough, and sometimes deadly, situations they face. It is my service in uniform that drives me to guide Axon towards developing advanced technologies to protect our troops and save more lives. I am proud Axon has taken on this challenge and continues to work towards the goal of protecting life at home and abroad with better government and military.
Currently, we send heavily-armed U.S. forces into complex and crowded situations filled with threats and civilians. We expect soldiers to act with restraint and prioritize the lives of civilians by not utilizing lethal weapons unless absolutely necessary, even if that means sacrificing their own life. However, with new, less-lethal weapon technology, such as military-grade TASER energy weapons, we can empower our troops by providing them with effective tools to de-escalate conflicts and accomplish missions while protecting both civilians and themselves. Unmanned drones armed with non-lethal weapons provided a particularly intriguing solution to military safety by allowing forces to de-escalate situations without deadly force from afar. Through less-lethal military technology like TASER energy weapons and unmanned drones, Axon sees a future with less civilian and service member casualties.
Axon’s smart weapons, such as the TASER 7, are changing the game for our military in the field. Axon’s effective smart weapons allow service members to accomplish their missions in the safest and most humane way possible. Revolutionary cameras, like the Axon Body 3 camera and Axon Air drone, are also making a difference in the military by providing transparency and accountability while increasing data documentation for review, improvement and training. In addition to smart weapons and advanced imagery options, revolutionary virtual reality training could be utilized by our military to increase combat readiness and decrease situational surprises.
Modern Day Marine is a premier military equipment, systems, services and technology exposition. As Modern Day Marine 2022 comes and goes, it is important to examine the modern challenges and threats our military faces. The range of threats affecting America's service members is ever-changing. Thus, the technologies and tools we provide them should be as well. At Axon, we believe we can better equip our service members with the tools they need to accomplish complex missions while ensuring their, and our country's, safety and security.
Our modern-day military deserves to have the most advanced technologies possible at their disposable while protecting the United States from domestic and foreign threats. That is why Axon is working hard with all branches of the federal government and military to ensure this becomes a reality with advanced technologies.
We are on a mission to save lives, including the lives of service members who put themselves in harm’s way to keep others safe.
Modern Day Marine is a service mark of the US Marine Corps.
Luke Larson, President, Axon