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Analysis: Ammo revolution

9th February 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Stephen Miller in Washington D.C.


A revolution is occurring in armaments that is as great as the move from smoothbore to rifled weapons. It portends a leap in lethality and effectiveness to a wide range of current guns and will provide an answer to many of today's new asymmetrical threats, ranging from small teams with guided anti-tank weapons to heavy machine guns on the back of pick-up trucks.

The answer is new programmable ammunition. The capabilities these technologies provide to the combat vehicle mounted gun in particular, but not exclusively, has the potential to return their battlefield advantage.

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Stephen Miller


Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller is a Shephard Media contributor based in Washington DC. 

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