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SHOT Show: US Army to test Aimpoint FCS

25th January 2017 - 13:42 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Las Vegas


Aimpoint representatives have acknowledged that the US Army is preparing to test the latest model of the Fire Control System (FCS) for crew-served weapons like the Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle.

The US Army’s early requirements for an FCS were driven by the need to reduce training time and eliminate human error. The result was an increased interest in systems like the FCS12.

Thane Smith, director of military sales at Aimpoint, explained the necessity of FCS testing by the US Army before they commit to a purchase order.

‘With any army acquisition, especially on the level of this type of

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a former US Army officer and the author of several thousand articles …

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