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.
HEP-T round--is used against field fortifications
, bunkers, buildings, crew-served weapon emplacements and troops, where blast, concussion and fragmentation are desired with secondary armor defeating capabilities.
More than 200,000 yards of barbed wire were used to construct field fortifications
5-second delay would be extremely effective against buildings and field fortifications.
50-caliber machine gun using armor-piercing incendiary ammunition would make this weapon system even more versatile, as it provides a direct fire capability that is effective against personnel, buildings, light field fortifications, thin-skinned vehicles, and helicopters.
We can conduct demolition, route reconnaissance, and route clearance operations; develop protective positions; and build field fortifications
This reduction was based on two thoughts: First, the return to open warfare reduced the dependence on field fortifications
, a major task of the engineers.
During the Revolution, these miners and sappers worked on field fortifications
The engineer troops of the Confederacy were generally committed to constructing and improving field fortifications
deployed to the coastal and interior defenses, and it was in this capacity that they were superior to their Union counterparts.