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Marine Assault Climbers Kit
Primary function: Enables Marines to safely negotiate obstacles up to a vertical distance of 300 feet
Manufacturer: Adventure Tech, Inc.
Production Rate: 100
Unit Replacement Cost: $15,000
Features: Fielded to Infantry Regiments, Special Operations Training Groups and Reconnaissance Units. Components are Union of International Alpinists Association certified. The kit's components enable Marines to negotiate obstacles common to built-up areas, to bridge rivers, gorges, and to complete assaults on oil platforms or bridges. It allows a 200-man company to successfully negotiate a 300-foot vertical obstacle.
Background: The mountaineering equipment that previously existed was heavy, limited in function, difficult or impossible to remove and left a trail signature. The equipment in this kit is recoverable, reusable, quiet, and is state-of-the-art.
Date last modified: 12/14/95
Modified on June 17, 1999