US Army Adds 84mm Recoilless Rifle to Platoon Arsenal

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June 13, 2016 | Originally published by Date Line: June 13 on

U.S. Army infantry platoons will soon have the 84mm Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle, a devastating anti-armor system, as a permanently assigned weapon.Service officials completed a so-called conditional materiel release authorization late last year, making the M3 Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System an organic weapon system within each infantry platoon, IHS Jane”s 360 recently reported.The service is also working on an effort to achieve Full Material Release of the M3 later this year [2016].

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