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Tension tests Stryker troops

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This is the control screen for the Styrker’s XM151 Remote Weapons Station. The RWS can mount either a .50 cal machine gun or a 40mm grenade launcher. Smoke grenade launchers are also built into the system. For a good look at it (.50 cal gun version) check out the pic on the right in this post. Clicking the image will get you a large hi-res shot.

The RWS is unstabilized, meaning that it cannot be fired accurately while the vehicle is moving. This is a serious flaw.

“Product improvements were considered early in the design phase and many hooks are in place for future upgrades, such as stabilization, laser range finder, increased processing power, and auto scan, just to name a few.”

That’s like claiming that those Goodyears you’re thinking of buying have “product improvements that were considered early in the design phase, and many hooks are in place for future upgrades, such as valve stems, mounting, and spin balancing, just to name a few.” And valve stems are never cheap. But once you’ve decided to buy the tires, you never decide later that you don’t need spin balancing, do you?

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This one is included just because it’s cool. (via Stryker Brigade News)