15 November, 2006

New weapons for the Royal Marines.

From December, British troops in Afghanistan are to be armed with Automatic Lightweight Grenade Launchers. The Ministry of Defence is waxing lyrical about the effectiveness of the weapon. A Colonel Alec Bain, said,

"The Royal Marines who will be receiving them have already been trained on the weapons, and are looking forward to getting their hands on them.

"They will be force protection systems which can be used day and night. They will be used predominantly on the back of Wimik Land Rovers, but they can also be tripod mounted for ground use."
Let us hope that they are as effective in protecting the troops and saving lives as the MoD's rhetoric seems to claim.

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