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Fort Benning hosted live-fire demonstration of a new Stryker weapon’s system

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The press service of the US Army announced on 17 May that the Fort Benning hosted a live-fire demonstration of a new Stryker weapon’s system.

According to a statement, the upgraded Striker armored fighting vehicle equipped with new medium calibre turret has demonstrated its capacity during a live-fire event held at the Fort Benning in Georgia.

“Tuesday Fort Benning hosted a live-fire demonstration of a new stryker weapon’s system designed to increase the accuracy and lethality of the stryker.” said in a statement.

The U.S. Army  Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC)  in cooperation with, the CMI Defence developed new variant of Stryker armored fighting vehicle armored with medium caliber turret.

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The turret system provides a cutting edge situational-based fire control system as well as the XM813, the US Army’s linkless 30mm medium caliber weapon system, currently to be fielded as part of the Stryker ONS. This system has the capability, once tested, to be used in multiple future US Army programs.

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Most Stryker vehicles are infantry carriers armed with .50 caliber machine guns or MK19 automatic grenade launchers,  but lightly-armed U.S. Army infantry brigades need heavier firepower

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