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Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Army to demonstrate ‘green’ ammunition in Md.

The Army will be demonstrating new
(Courtesy U.S. Army)
“green” ammunition at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.

The military began providing the lead-free round last June to U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. It replaces ammunition used since the early 1980s.

A live-fire demonstration will be held Wednesday morning at the post. Soldiers will fire the new and old rounds, as well as a third type, to compare the performance of all three on identical targets. The targets will include a parked vehicle, steel plates and building materials.

The Army says the new ammunition is the first developed as part of a “greening”’ effort for small-caliber ammunition.

By The Associated Press  |  08:55 AM ET, 05/04/2011

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