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Re: US Army Proposes Smaller Squads, Lighter Vehicles (or goodbye GCV?)
« Reply #62 on: February 16, 2017, 11:22:28 pm »
OATK's 30mm airburst rounds in action.



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Re: US Army Proposes Smaller Squads, Lighter Vehicles (or goodbye GCV?)
« Reply #65 on: April 09, 2017, 01:50:46 pm »
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The LW30mm M230 BUSHMASTER Cannon System continues to evolve. The M230, installed on AH-64 APACHE and BLACKHAWK, and other air, land and seaborne weapons platforms is expected to have next generation LW30 (30mm x 113mm) programmable proximity ammunition qualified by 2018 . LW30 programmable proximity cartridge is expected to solve another significant problem on the 2017-era battlefield: The legacy M789 is not optimized for engagement of troops in the open/defilade or against UAVs. The LW30 proximity mode is expected to improve lethality and versatility against UAS and troops in the open. The munitionís point destination mode is designed to defeat the light vehicle threat.

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http://www.monch.com/mpg/news/14-land/728-orbital-atk-day3.html