U.S. Military Unveiling New Battlefield Weapon




 
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March 3rd, 2008  
Team Infidel
 
 

Topic: U.S. Military Unveiling New Battlefield Weapon


should be interesting.


CNN
February 29, 2008
The Situation Room (CNN), 5:00 PM
WOLF BLITZER: Let's get to a CNN exclusive right now. The U.S. military unveiling a new weapon on the battlefield.
Barbara Starr has a first look -- Barbara?
(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) BARBARA STARR, CNN PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT: Wolf, the most important piece of equipment a soldier carries is his rifle.
This Army ranger has served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Equipped with the best rifle the army has, a rifle designed years ago.
But soon special operations forces will take this into the field. A new assault weapon specifically designed for firefights against America's most deadly enemies.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The trigger mechanism in this is 100 times better than the M-4 that we're using now. It's a lot smoother.
STARR: Smoother and hopefully less prone to jamming than the M- 4.
Have you been in combat situations, for example? You hear a lot of stories. Has your had a weapon ever jammed on you?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, it has, ma'am.
STARR: CNN was given exclusive access to see the new rifles. We've been asked not to identify the rangers here, because on the battlefield their anonymity is crucial.
A second ranger is assigned to show me how the gun works and closely supervised me firing it.
The troops will actually get two different models. Each with three interchangeable barrels. Including a short barrel for close combat and a long barrel. One critical advantage, improved accuracy lets troops take aim from longer distances. Outside the firing range of the enemy. When you kick down a door, what happens on the other side of the door when you have that?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Mission is going to be accomplished, ma'am.
STARR: The bottom line, of course, special operations forces never want a fair firefighter. When they go against terrorists they shoot to kill and win. The accuracy and lethality of these weapons will improve their odds of making this happen -- Wolf. (END VIDEOTAPE)
BLITZER: Barbara Starr with that exclusive report. Thanks, Barbara.
March 5th, 2008  
therise21
 
what model of rifle were they showing off? it doesnt say in the article.
 


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