MAAWSMoney As A Weapon System
MAAWSMulti-role Antiarmour Antipersonnel Weapon System
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In July 2016, the US Army announced a $5.4 million contract with Saab for the supply of M-3 ammunition for the MAAWS solution which Michael Andersson, president and chief executive officer of Saab's North America division described as a "versatile and powerful (weapon) for the most demanding environments." Saab has also developed the M-4 Carl Gustaf which continues to witness reductions in size and weight compared to legacy weapons.
* The Army Mission Installation Contracting Command (MICC) should consider developing an SOP similar to the MAAWS to be used as a guide by installation commanders in managing installation contracts.
The MAAWS has similarities to the AT4 shoulder-fired, anti-tank system, but it is unique in that the system itself is not disposable, which means it can be used more than once.
An operational need for the MAAWS system occurred in May, when troops reported that they were having a difficult time in reaching the enemy at those distances.
Next, this article examines the primary field references available to the CERP end user, the DoDFMR and the MAAWS, as they relate to CERP projects.
Currently, the CERP has two primary sources of implementing guidance, the DoDFMR and the MAAWS (the MAAWS-A in Afghanistan).
Money as a Weapon System (MAAWS) is aptly named because it describes how money should be utilized much like a weapon system.
MAAWS describes the art of careful and deliberate spending in order to achieve the greatest countcrinsurgency (COIN) effect in a unit's area of responsibility (AOR) while simultaneously conserving funds for future operations.
Multi-National Corps-Iraq (MNC-I) C8 publishes updated versions of the Money as a Weapon System (MAAWS), MNC-I CJ8 standard operating procedures (SOP), which addresses financial resource operations in Iraq.
The venerable Carl Gustaf, which first appeared in 1946, was given a lease on life when it was fielded with the US Army's 75th Ranger Regiment as the Multi-Role Anti-armor Anti-personnel Weapon System (Maaws) in 1990 and with the US Navy's Sea, Air, Land (Seal) special forces units in 1997.
In the West the most widely diffused reusable anti-tank grenade launcher is the Saab Bofors Dynamics Carl-Gustaf (known as Multi-Role Anti-armour, Anti-personnel Weapon System--or Maaws by the US Socom).