Reference News Network reported on December 31. According to US media reports, the U.S. Army will implement more stringent and more practical standards for rifle shooter identification in 2020. In addition, the US Marine Corps will also add more naval training content to support the US Navy's maritime refusal operations.
The US "Army Times" website reported on December 29 that according to the new rifle shooter level identification standard, the US Army will require the soldiers tested to shorten the firing time and propose a higher level of " special shooter " standards.
It is reported that in July 2019, the U.S. Army issued a new version of individual light weapons training and performance standards. The standard not only covers assault rifle and carbine firing standards, but also sets new standards for handguns and other individual weapons.
This revision, coupled with the supporting manual, is the largest upgrade of the current system since its establishment in 1956.
US soldiers will fire at night wearing gas masks. The coach will evaluate how they can change positions while changing magazines. Previously, soldiers could prepare magazines before firing.
It is reported that the weapon failure supplementary firing will no longer be approved, and the soldiers must resolve the weapon failure and continue firing.
The new training course added a standing shot, shortened the target exposure time, and required soldiers to switch from standing shot to lying shot because they could be attacked.
Profile picture: A U.S. Army Special Forces conducts M4 carbine tactical firing training. (US Army website)