A new munition, called the Individual Assault Weapon (IAW), will address the need for a multipurpose munition that will ultimately weigh as little as 10 pounds and provide lethal effects against threats protected by a variety of structures, field fortifications
, and light armored vehicles at distances up to 300 meters.
* More than 200,000 yards of barbed wire were used to construct field fortifications
HEAT-T round--used primarily against lightly armored vehicles (secondary armor), field fortifications
, and personnel.
First there were sandbags, then came gabion baskets, and now a new element in field fortifications
is emerging that could give sappers an enhanced, multifaceted capability for force protection.
The M98A1 Javelin surface attack guided missile system will defeat virtually any tank in the world, but it is extremely expensive to use for knocking out field fortifications
We can conduct demolition, route reconnaissance, and route clearance operations; develop protective positions; and build field fortifications
. Engineers can also assist the task force with basic environment infrastructure--sewage, water, electricity, academics, and trash (SWEAT) assessments.
The RShG-l has a small HEAT (high-explosive antitank) precursor to penetrate targets before the 2.3kg thermobaric main charge warhead explodes, making it more useful than the RPO-A against lightly armored vehicles and field fortifications
. With tandem warheads, the first charge blows a hole in the target's outer skin (or ERA blocks) for a thermobaric primary warhead to pass through.