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M777 Howitzer - A Leaner Meaner Fighting Machine

The M777 Howitzer is the successor to the M198 Howitzer and is a 155 mm artillery weapon. In service since 2005, it has been utilized in Afghanistan since 2006 and Iraq since 2008. This powerful weapon uses GPS-guided Excalibur ammunition with an accuracy of 25 miles.  The GPS system not only allows the weapon to locate itself but also locate the target and communicate the coordinates to the crew. The M777 is smaller and 42% lighter than the M198 that it replaces. Weighing in at 9,000 lbs, it can be transported by MV-22 Osprey, CH-47 helicopter or truck with ease. This allows for movement to and from the battlefield with much less work than the M198. The lighter construction allows for considerably more ammunition to ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on October 5th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

God Bless Our Snipers

A sniper is an extensively trained soldier dedicated to shooting targets with modified rifles from long distances. A sniper is also skilled in camouflage, infiltration, stealth, and observation techniques. These soldiers are used in a variety of situations in the battlefield, most often as an observer. Since the sniper is skilled in stealth techniques, he is the perfect person to enter into enemy territory to observe and report on the situation, including the size, strength and location of the enemy. He will relay this information to his superiors and gain a strategic advantage over the opposition. Snipers can provide support for the infantry during assaults by concealing himself and removing any enemy who poses a threat. They also have the ability to dismantle an enemy ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on September 29th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

Yes, Liquid Body Armor

Since the beginning of time, soldiers have been looking for ways to protect their bodies from damage due to weapons. One of the most effective tools is body armor, which is traditionally made from metal plates or thick layers of fabric. While it can be quite effective, modern body armor can usually only protect the torso and head, leaving other critical parts exposed to danger. Scientists and researchers are currently developing a new form of body armor that is much more lightweight and flexible. Amazingly, the new body armor is made from liquid. This sounds misleading, because in actuality it’s not only liquid. The new body armor is similar to a bulletproof vest, in that it’s made from Kevlar. However, significantly fewer layers of Kevlar ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on September 27th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Military,Liquid Body Armor,Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit,TALOS

Storage Solutions for the Leading Edge

Do you need more storage, but aren’t sure what kind or how much? Let us help you! American Warehouse Systems specializes in finding solutions to your storage problems. We offer everything from mezzanines and pallet racking to mobile aisle shelving and TA-50 gear lockers. We will work with you to find the best solution for your needs. One of our repeat customers is in the automotive industry and supplies critical parts and equipment for the production of vehicles. They need to store large quantities of product at any given time for shipment to overseas customers. American Warehouse Systems has previously designed a warehouse layout for this customer to in order to find the most efficient placement of equipment. We also designed equipment platforms and a ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on September 14th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling

A 9/11 Tribute - God Bless America

As we approach the 10th anniversary of 9/11, it is important to take the time to remember the 2,977 victims whose lives were tragically lost as a result of these horrible attacks. The firefighters and police officers who fearlessly went into the burning towers to save the victims, were true American heroes and must never be forgotten. The passengers on United flight 93 displayed such strength and patriotism and their heroic efforts likely saved countless lives. We must remember the tireless effort to clean up and rebuild the attack sites. Lastly, we must think about and pray for the families of the victims who are still grieving the losses of husbands, wives, children, parents, and friends. We will never forget. Total number killed in attacks ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on September 7th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Political
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