What Types of Advanced Military Weapons
Could Become Available to Terrorists?
|•||That screening effort resulted in the following list of weapons and devices for analysis:|
|•||Advanced small arms. Rifles, pistols, and other individual weapons are easily carried by one person. Trends include better accuracy, greater range, and improved penetration of targets.|
|•||Mortar systems. Mortars provide the ability to hurl an explosive projectile high into the air against targets several kilometers away. In recent years, mortars have gained precision strike capability through the integration of computer aids, GPS locators, and guided munitions.|
|•||Sniper systems. Precision small arms, usually at or above 0.50 caliber and with new sighting and other aids, allow people lacking extensive sniper training to be able to engage targets at greater distances.|