Cornershot Carries the Day at Copehill Down

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Cornershot 40(click to view full) From combat sims to simulated combat, Britain’s urban warfare training center at Salisbury Plain continues to be involved in innovation. Britian recently concluded a three-week trial for new equipment at the Copehill Down training village on Salisbury Plain and looked at battlefield robots (Unmanned Ground Vehicles), improving methods of entry into buildings, and battlefield tracking and identification. The goal is to find items that could potentially be brought into service as “quick win” items should they prove useful and compatible with existing equipment. Britain’s Ministry of Defence has an article covering the results. This item was worthy of especial note, however, as its tenor stood out: “Cornershot, a novel system to accurately fire a weapon round a corner, was initially considered a gimmick. Putting it to the test in combat scenarios at Copehill Down, however, proved it to be hugely useful, and it is one of the areas that the Department will be looking at closely in the future.” The Cornershot system comes in pistol caliber and 40mm grenade versions.

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