Monday, October 30, 2017

U.S. Army Rushing New Weapons to Afghanistan - Super Bazooka

The U.S. Army is fast-tracking acquisition of more than 1,000 upgraded, lightweight shoulder-fired weapons able to destroy enemy targets hidden behind rocks, trees and buildings. The weapon is an upgraded variant of the Army’s Multi-Role Anti-Armor, Anti-Personnel Weapons System, or MAAWS - a reusable, recoilless shoulder-fired conventional weapon. The Army has approved a requirement for 1,111 M3E1 units. The M3E1 is compatible with intelligent sighting systems for firing programmable rounds. The weapon includes an airburst capability with its High Explosive, or HE, round.