For three days, under the guidance of PMSW
, the Strike Soldiers learned how to assemble, maintain, repair, and effectively fire their new weapons.
As the IEWCS user and operator, the 104th Battalion must use the AWE experiences to perform two services: it must refine tactics, techniques and procedures, or TTPs, for operational employment and it must identify shortfalls for PMSW
and the contractor to correct as IEWCS heads into production.
Stoddard said that PMSW
previously equipped combat units in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as other units supporting the Global War on Terrorism, with the M-107 under an urgent materiel release.