US ARMY TO INVEST IN 1,111 UNITS OF M3E1 SHOULDER-FIRED WEAPON SYSTEM
The US Army is planning to procure 1,111 units of the M3E1 multi-role anti-armour anti-personnel weapon system (MAAWS). The M3E1, which is the latest version of M3 MAAWS, is lighter and shorter with a longer handle and an enhanced grip. Said to be a part of the Product Manager Crew Served Weapons portfolio, the M3E1 is compatible with several ammunition types.
The current system that the army uses is the AT4, which only allows soldiers to fire one shot, and then they have to throw the system away. With the M3E1, soldiers can use different types of ammunition which gives them an increased capability on the battlefield. The M3E1 has extra shoulder padding and an improved sighting system that can be adjusted for better comfort without compromising performance. A wiring harness has also been added in the M3E1 configuration that provides a foregrip controller and programmable fuse setter for an interchangeable fire control system.