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Rheinmetall outlines infantry weapon strategy

23rd July 2012 - 09:49 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Dresden

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A Rheinmetall executive has outlined the company's infantry armament strategy, which has identified the range limitations of current infantry rifles as one issue the company is seeking to solve.

In its research on the future army squad, the company has noted that the effectiveness of weapons in theatre is currently not good enough, and the range that weapons can shoot to needs to be increased.

'Due to the operational forces of the light squads in Afghanistan we have to consider the next systems,' Constantin Schafmayer, area sales manager of Rheinmetall’s infantry business division, told a media briefing in Dresden on

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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