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Fort Campbell’s 1st Special Troops Battalion gets new M4A1 Assault Rifle


Video by Sgt. Charles Porter
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from Company B, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, zero and qualify with their newly issued M4A1.

The M4A1 is a high-tech, multiple-use assault rifle that can be configured by the operator with multiple combinations of advanced optics, lasers and lighting systems for rapid and accurate target acquisition in daylight or at night.

It fires in both semi- and automatic modes, and is effective for both close-in engagements and long-range targets. The M4A1 excels in Close Quarters Battle and Counterterrorist operations.

It fires a high-velocity 5.56mm round, essential when taking on terrorists wearing body armor or bullet-proof vests.  This rifle can also be quickly and easily converted to a grenade launcher or shotgun.




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