LT Rob Lyon, serving in Iraq I appreciate the support we have been getting here in Iraq. Knowing that folks like you are out there, not just for the support, but to provide much needed diversion, is greatly appreciated.
To get around restrictions on mine use, the Australian government is looking at unmanned, robotic area denial weapons, such as the Metal Storm, which can fire up to 6000 rounds per minute:
Who else thinks an A-10 or Cobra would make junk metal out of these things in the first five minutes of an attack? Guess the Aussies are counting on invaders of their country not having air support. But, what about grenade launchers?
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" M4 is the highest-rated weapon by Soldiers in combat, according to
the Directorate of Combat Development, Ft. Benning, Ga.
2006, the Center for Naval Analysis conducted a "Soldiers' Perspective
on Small Arms in Combat" survey. Their poll of over 2,600 Soldiers
reported overwhelming satisfaction with the M4. The survey included
serviceability and usefulness in completing assigned missions in Iraq
The M4 has been improved numerous times and employs the most current
technology available on any rifle/carbine in general use today.
The Army has approximately 225,000 M4/M4A1 carbines in the inventory, with more procurement programmed. " Army.mil
The picture is not quite that rosy. See the continuation.
Also in the continuation: The Colt CEO responds to an Army Times article by Matthew Cox, entitled "It's better than an M4, but you can't have one."
And, a couple of ACE comments in green italics (FWIW).
Many bloggers have prepared excellent Memorial Day posts. Some well worth visiting are linked in the continuation. (More will be added throughout the AM, as ACE finds them.) If ACE didn't find yours, it doesn't mean it's not great. Please link to other good ones, or post your thoughts, in comments.