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prototype assault humvee

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posted on Nov, 13 2004 @ 12:21 PM
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October 17, 2004 The Army has developed a prototype vehicle that may change the future of the battlefield. The Assault Weapon system, an experimental turret-mounted, multifunctional atached to a general motors humvee, may put the firepower of an entire heavy-weapons platoon into one vehicle in the near future. The system is the brainchild of training and doctrine command, raytheon and TRADOC system manager-close combat weapon systems, and features an MK-19 grenade launcher, .50 caliber machine gun and two TOW missile firing platforms. All three of the weapon systems are connected to a central improved target acquisition system (ITAS) that gives the gunner the option if firing each weapon with the flick of a switch and automaticaly gauges the range of the target by using a eye-safe laser range finder. When the gunner flips a switch on the control panel and charges the weapon of choice, the display will change for the particular weapon and will show the sights for that weapon.



I think this weapon will be a great weapon in urban warfare with its automatic rangefinder it can shoot at the exact place enemy fire is coming from.

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[edit on 16-11-2004 by blue cell]




posted on Nov, 13 2004 @ 05:49 PM
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That sounds awesome. Humvee's are awesome.



posted on Nov, 14 2004 @ 05:28 AM
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But a humvee is still easy to destroy, with rpg or even 400 grenade launcher.
They could modift this turret for stronger firepower and mount it on an older APC llike m113 to make them useful in rol e of light assault vehicles.



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