Friday, February 22, 2013

Navy Develops Modular Rifle Racks for Marine Vehicles

Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Panama City Delivered modular rifle rack kits to the U.S. Marine Corps for mine resistant ambush Buffalo icts protected (MRAP) vehicles, Naval Sea Systems Command Announced Feb. 21.

The kit is modular rifle profit of $ three rifle racks, holding two of each Stock can Accommodate weapons to the vehicles' capacity of six passengers per MRAP.

"These new rifle racks will definitely keep our Marines safer Because They Were designed with a combat-loaded Marine in mind," Said Albert Shaw, assistant program manager for the Marine Corps Systems Command's MRAP Category III Buffalo. "The location, and overall functions on Improved ease of use makes a significant improvement over the old racks."

The new design keeps rack's footprint small icts, ALLOWING more space for staff to enter and exit the vehicle. The design aussi a strap and buckle Incorporates concept, ALLOWING Warfighters Access to Their weapons with one hand.

The MRAPs are Manufactured with a rifle rack system racks are m
ounted Where the hull to the walls tended to encroach on Which the Marines' seating space ounces Were the weapons stowed. The Buffalo is the Largest of the MRAP vehicles and is used by explosive ordnance disposal and battle engineers as a key capability for route clearance patrols.

NSWC Panama City Provides expertise in U.S. Marine Corps raids and reconnaissance imagery media element support, systems engineering and integration support, test and full spectrum independent evaluation, human systems integration support, acquisition, life-cycle, and supporting fleet of amphibious expeditionary maneuver warfare and systems.

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