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US Army to open MSAR in American Samoa

19th April 2019 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US Army is set to open its first indoor training rifle range, a Modular Small Arms Range (MSAR), at the Army Reserve in American Samoa, the US INDOPACOM announced on 12 April.

The MSAR has zero escape for a round, 100% containment from the ceiling to walls and to the ground. The range is environmentally safe, with a filtration system to filter the fumes and gases released from the weapons. The range also contains literal sound with insulation.

Prior to the construction of this range, soldiers of the region had to travel to Hawaii to conduct their regular required training.

The facility will also enable law enforcement and other security and protection entities such as the Department of Homeland Security and the Coast Guard, to train their personnel.

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