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    Soldiers from 4-17 Infantry Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Conduct Testing on New SDM-R Rifle [Image 1 of 6]

    Soldiers from 4-17 Infantry Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Conduct Testing on New SDM-R Rifle

    MCGREGOR TRAINING COMPLEX, FORT BLISS, TEXAS –Soldiers assigned to
    4-17 Infantry Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, are the first unit selected by US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), to participate in testing of the Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDM-R), Jan. 25.The SDM-R, riffle produced by Heckler & Koch is designed to give shooters at the ground level an increased range during combat while still maintaining close quarters capabilities. The maximum effective distance hasn't been fully verified yet, but Soldiers are able to positively engage targets at a distance of 800 meters. The SDM-R, is designed shorter and lighter than previous models and an Image Intensifier Night Vision Sight (AN/PVS-3), are issued with this rifle to maintain combat readiness during night missions. (Photo by US Army Sgt. Brian Micheliche, 1st Stryker Brigade, Public Affairs).

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    Date Taken: 01.25.2019
    Date Posted: 01.28.2019 14:54
    Photo ID: 5060236
    VIRIN: 190125-A-JV676-567
    Resolution: 2048x1365
    Size: 1.29 MB
    Location: EL PASO, TX, US 

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    Downloads: 58

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