The Army is working on a new marksmanship test with a greater focus on combat-related skills that is expected to become the standard across the service by fiscal 2020. The test has been the subject of evaluation, mainly by Army airborne infantry units over the last two years, officials said in a release. The new weapons qual will feature four shooting positions, including prone unsupported, prone supported, kneeling supported and standing supported; and soldiers will at times be expected to manage multiple targets that pop up simultaneously, requiring additional focus and decision-making. The new standard is expected to be difficult for shooters as they adapt to a more challenging qualification test. But ultimately the Army expects the marksmanship test to better prepare troops for what they may face in a kinetic deployed environment. Read more at Army.mil.
Soldiers Try New Marksmanship Test
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