The Development and Evaluation of Advanced Rifle Marksmanship Training Programs with the M16 Rifle
Final rept. Sep 1986-Jun 1987
LITTON COMPUTER SERVICES DIV MOUNTAIN VIEW CA
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In May 1987 a research effort that examined current Advanced Rifle Marksmanship ARM training conducted during One Station Unit Training OSUT at Fort Benning, georgia, was initiated. This research evaluated night fire with no illumination, normally scheduled night fire training with artificial illumination, and protective mask fire during daylight. Alternative methods of training were tested in addition to night fire training using the ANPVS-4 night vision sight. Separate alternative training methods were tested for protective mask fire during daylight. All training procedures developed during this effort used existing range facilities and training resources. Additional resource demands were confined to increases in training time allocation and extra ammunition. Findings indicated that soldiers had extreme difficulty in hitting targets during night fire with no illumination and with artificial illumination. Results for night fire using the ANPVS-4 night vision sight showed that soldiers were capable of hitting targets out to 300 m. Findings for protective mask fire during daylight also indicated that soldiers were capable of hitting targets out to 300 m.