• 5.56mm or 7.62mm? Small Arms Alternatives Explored.

    Author(s):
    Phil Harrison (see profile)
    Date:
    2012
    Subject(s):
    Critical military studies, Military history
    Item Type:
    Online publication
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6VW17
    Abstract:
    Small arms developments tend to occur in cycles and decisions are made that influence events for tens of years ahead. The ‘boots on the ground,’ from both the US and UK, have recently been voicing concern about aspects such as system mechanical reliability, terminal ballistic reliability and effective range. The U.S. Congress has also asked questions about the suitability of the current range of small arms. The current small arms mix employed by the NATO forces in Afghanistan has required some significant ‘patches’ to try and remedy evident problems. The opposing forces in Afghanistan have used the topography to their advantage while employing tactics to highlight the weakness of the original NATO small arms mix.
    Notes:
    Discussion document for Defence IQ Conference, London.
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