PFLUGERVILLE, Texas, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TrackingPoint announced today a focused advocacy initiative on behalf of the Infantry Soldier. The company's first whitepaper titled Beyond Snipers – Transforming Soldiers to Superwarriors postulates that the Squad-level Infantry Soldier and Infantry Squad Marine have been overlooked and suggests changes that could change the face of war. The whitepaper is available here. In a related announcement TrackingPoint revealed the squad-level M1400 Extreme Marksman Rifle.
"TrackingPoint is building extreme weapons for an extreme world," said John McHale, TrackingPoint CEO. "We are doing so on behalf of the Infantry Soldier and Marine who expects to face an enemy, the ones whose feet are in most of the boots on the ground," said McHale. "In our opinion, the regular Soldier and Marine have been overlooked in favor of the elite marksmen and snipers."
Redefining the Squad. Recharging the Soldier.
Infantry Squad structure has evolved slowly and the small-arms weapons they deploy are generally based on last-generation technology. While the Air Force has gone from propeller planes to jets and the Navy has gone from sailing ships to aircraft carriers, the Army and Marine Corps Infantry Soldiers have suffered from a paucity of true innovation. "The U.S. Army is starved of the things it needs the most, which is highly effective close combat units, which are the gold standard for future warfare," said retired Major General Robert H. Scales Jr.
Beyond Snipers – Transforming Soldiers to Superwarriors recommends a fundamental change in the way we structure and utilize the Infantry in defending our country on today's and future battlefields, including the war against radical Islamic terrorism. If implemented with Leveraging Precision-Guided Firearms, this new structure and strategy delivers powerful squad overmatch, dramatically extends battle standoff distances, networks the shooters and brings substantial force multiplication.
The company has become a thought leader through investment in tactical and technical research as they relate to the Infantry Soldier and Marine. Categories include unprecedented accuracy against stationary and moving targets, prevention of small arms proliferation, networked small arms, and remotely controlled small arms. The company is also examining the concept of the Squad Drone and the role drones can play at the squad and platoon level.
"TrackingPoint has thought long and hard about small arms and how they will be used in battle over the next decades. We hope to play a role in stimulating small arms discourse to the direct benefit of our Soldiers, Marines, Law Enforcement Officers and citizens.
TrackingPoint, based in Austin, Texas, builds extreme weapons for an extreme world to supercharge the Infantry Soldier. Based on fighter jet technology, the company's Precision-Guided Firearms deliver mission dominance, force multiplication, and remarkable battle overmatch in the war on radical Islamic terrorism. To learn more, visit www.tracking-point.com.
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