By Eric Kowal
PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. – With the need for Soldiers in Afghanistan to engage the enemy at longer distances, Picatinny Arsenal has completed an initial training and fielding of a weapon for traditional Army units previously used only by special operations commands.
The Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System, or MAAWS, also known as the M3 Carl Gustaf, has been in the United States Special Operations Command inventory since 1991.
However, the unique capabilities of both the system and its ammo led to a forward operational assessment, known as a FOA.
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