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CNA Small Arms Report

CNA Small Arms Report

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Published by Christian Lowe
The 2006 CNA report on problems with M249, M4, M16 and M9.
The 2006 CNA report on problems with M249, M4, M16 and M9.

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4825 Mark Center Drive • Alexandria, Virginia 22311-1850
CRM D0015259.A2/FinalDecember 2006
Soldier Perspectives on SmallArms in Combat
Sara M. Russell
 
This document represents the best opinion of CNA at the time of issue.It does not necessarily represent the opinion of the Department of the Navy.Approved for Public Release; Distribution Unlimited. Specific authority: N00014-05-D-0500.Copies of this document can be obtained through the Defense Technical Information Center at www.dtic.milor contact CNA Document Control and Distribution Section at703-824-2123.
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2006 The CNA Corporation
Approved for distribution:December 2006 Jino Choi, DirectorCost and AcquisitionTeamResource Analysis Division
 
 
Contents
Executive Summary...............................................................................1
 
Background and objectives...................................................................5
 
 Approach...............................................................................................7
 
Survey development......................................................................7
 
Survey deployment........................................................................8
 
Results....................................................................................................9
 
Sample demographics ..................................................................9
 
Soldier satisfaction, confidence, and experiences....................11
 
 Ammunition........................................................................12
 
 Weapon handling................................................................13
 
 Weapon condition ..............................................................14
 
 Weapon accuracy, range, and rate of fire..........................14
 
Training for combat............................................................14
 
Maintenance........................................................................15
 
Method of accessory attachment........................................16
 
 Weapon stoppages..............................................................17
 
 Weapon repairs...................................................................19
 
Soldier confidence in weapon reliability...........................19
 
Soldier confidence in weapon durability...........................20
 
Regression models for reliability, durability, stoppages, andrepairs........................................................................................22
 
Stoppages.............................................................................22
 
Reliability.............................................................................24
 
Repairs.................................................................................26
 
Durability.............................................................................27
 
Soldier recommendations..........................................................28
 
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