From an article by U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center Communications Staff
Marines at Camp Pendleton, California recently conducted field user evaluations to test the performance of a lightweight synthetic winch rope, which could represent a major shift in a business based for decades in chains and cables. Members of the U.S. Marine Corps’ (USMC’s) 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance battalion conducted the evaluation with the Light Armored Vehicle Recovery (LAV-R) variant and its new winch. The Marines responded positively to the winch rope’s light weight, ease of use, and readiness for fielding. Read more at Samson Rope