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FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan " Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, fire the M777 Howitzer with a Precision Guided Kit, April 28. The PGK for the 155mm weapon system is manufactured by Alliant Techsystems Inc., and is a relatively inexpensive GPS-guided fuze that can be attached to the nose of a traditional howitzer round. The rounds become significantly more accurate because of four steering fins. More accuracy means less collateral damage and lower risk of friendly or civilian casualties.

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan -- Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, fire the M777 Howitzer with a Precision Guided Kit, April 28. The PGK for the 155mm weapon system is manufactured by Alliant Techsystems Inc., and is a relatively inexpensive GPS-guided fuze that can be attached to the nose of a traditional howitzer round. The rounds become significantly more accurate because of four steering fins. More accuracy means less collateral damage and lower risk of friendly or civilian casualties.

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