Mk19 FCS Fire Control System

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

StrategyPage reports on the new Fire Control System for the Mk19 40mm automatic grenade launcher …

Combining a GPS, laser rangefinder and computer, the new Mk19 FCS (Fire Control System) enables gunners to put the first round on the target, at extreme ranges (over 2,000 meters). The FCS can also fire an accurate pattern of 40mm grenades at those same ranges. Moreover, the GPS enables a FCS equipped Mk19 to accurately fire on a target the gunner can’t see. The FCS also has a camera, which can mark targets, out to 5,000 meters, on a photo, which can be then transmitted to other troops or headquarters. The FCS is also very easy to use for anyone with Mk19 experience. You laze the target, and then use the aiming dot in the sight to mark where the rounds will go.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Lance Lance on Apr 05, 2011

    The Seebees still use 80svintage woodland camo as well as USMC Recon beleve it or not in Afghanistain. The recent push for digital woodland fell shot when the USMC protested the Navy on useing there uniforms. So thats up in the aire for some time. Only SEALs are getting Digital camo navy uniforms now.

  • Charles222 Charles222 on Apr 08, 2011

    That's rather a lol at the USMC complaining about their parent service and source of funding using "their" uniform...