During live fire exercises dealing with air-to-air combat, remotely controlled are frequently used to simulate enemy . In modern times, the drones are fired on by planes loaded with some type of , with the objective of the exercise being to destroy the drone. These test are usually done to ensure that guidance packages within the missiles will work, although they can be done to test other factors, such as a missile's susceptibility to or to see if a new type of dodging technique will work against the missiles fired.
For the most part corps live fire exercises are similar to the army's live fire exercises. One notable difference stems from the amphibious nature of a marine force's duty, which can lead the force to incorporate when they conduct live fire exercises.
Live fire exercises involving air-to-surface work are usually centered around . In some cases, tests involving bombs will make use of buildings or, even more frequently, vehicles. Live fire bombing exercises are usually conducted with precision-guided munitions to ensure that they work correctly, but are also used to test new and experimental weapons to ensure that they work as they were originally designed to. These test are usually monitored by and by cameras to determine if everything worked as it was originally intended to.
Live fire exercises may also be conducted against planes for the purpose of testing a plane's susceptibility to SAM sites, or as a means to test a plane's stealth features.