Close Combat Lethality Task Force directs Marines to purchase M3A1 rifle

By Lee Hudson / March 12, 2018 at 11:16 AM
The first phase of the Pentagon's Close Combat Lethality Task Force directed the Marine Corps to field the M3A1 Carl Gustaf recoiless rifle and other items, according to the service. Lt. Gen. Brian Beaudreault, deputy commandant for plans, policies and operations said the service's current plan is to field 1,073 M3A1s to the infantry at an accelerated rate, according to written testimony submitted March 6 to the House Armed Services readiness subcommittee. Additionally, the Marine Corps will field an enhanced...

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