New Ammunition Will Decrease Fragments In Close Urban Environment
Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Antonieta Rico
A U.S. Army Soldier breaches a gate with a shotgun during a raid in Mushada, Iraq, June 11, 2007. The Soldier is with the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division out of Fort Lewis, Wash. The Army recently approved a new anti-material cartridge, the M1030. The M1030 is designed as a breaching munition, used for defeating wooden doors, deadbolts, knobs, hinges and padlock hasps. The design of the munition minimizes ricochet hazards currently associated with buckshot breaching and provides a much safer alternative to the Soldier.
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