Dec. 21, 2018
John C. Stennis’ Security Department Trains with Laser System
How does a lethal security force maintain proficiency without firing one bullet? The answer: a laser-driven weapons modification system called Multiple Interactive Learning/Training Objectives (MILO) Range.
Chief Master-at-Arms Mark Durben, USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) security department’s operations leading chief petty officer, from Chosocton, Ohio, said the MILO Range system modifies the weapons that security personnel currently use, like the M4 rifle, M9 pistol and M500 shotgun, with a laser system that replaces the bolts and firing pins within the weapons with laser-targeting technology. Compressed gas cartridges are utilized to mimic recoil, and speakers from the software emit gunshot noises so the trainee can get similar sensations to what they would experience at a live-fire range.