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Army fields Modular Handgun System ahead of schedule: In an effort to improve Soldier and unit lethality, the Army fielded the new Modular Handgun System to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) 18 months ahead of schedule, according to Lt. Col. Steven Power, product manager for individual weapons within Program Executive Office Soldier.

“The Army selected the 101st Airborne based on the alignment of the new handguns and ammunition being available, and the unit’s training and deployment schedules,” Power said. “The XM17 and XM18 Modular Handgun System program is one of the first in a whole line of modernization efforts that the Army will pursue over the next few years.”

PEO Soldier held a media roundtable, Nov. 30, to discuss the fielding of the MHS.

The Army plans to field the MHS to infantry brigade combat teams, Stryker brigade combat teams, heavy brigade combat teams, National Guard tactical combat forces, Department of the Army civilian gate guards, and the U.S. Army Special Forces Command, according to Debi Dawson, PEO Soldier.

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Army fields Modular Handgun System ahead of schedule: In an effort to improve Soldier and unit lethality, the Army fielded the new Modular Handgun System to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) 18 months ahead of schedule, according to Lt. Col. Steven Power, product manager for individual weapons within Program Executive Office Soldier.
“The Army selected the 101st Airborne based on the alignment of the new handguns and ammunition being available, and the unit’s training and deployment schedules,” Power said. “The XM17 and XM18 Modular Handgun System program is one of the first in a whole line of modernization efforts that the Army will pursue over the next few years.”PEO Soldier held a media roundtable, Nov. 30, to discuss the fielding of the MHS. The Army plans to field the MHS to infantry brigade combat teams, Stryker brigade combat teams, heavy brigade combat teams, National Guard tactical combat forces, Department of the Army civilian gate guards, and the U.S. Army Special Forces Command, according to Debi Dawson, PEO Soldier.