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Army To Demonstrate New ‘Green’ Ammo At Aberdeen

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ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — The Army will be demonstrating new “green” ammunition at the Aberdeen Proving Ground.

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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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