For nearly 20 years, the reflective glow belt has been saving the lives of service members out for a morning run or en route to the deployed Green Beans coffee hut.
Well, that’s probably what the brass thinks.
The reflective glow belt has been the scorn and ridicule of U.S. troops deployed across the globe since the kick off of the war on terror. But now Marines have found an actual tactical use for the iconic safety belt.
Deployed to Australia as part of a rotational force, a group of Marines at the Mount Bundy training range decided to slap a glow belt on a small quadcopter drone to aid in battlefield situational awareness between machine gunners and maneuvering grunts.