Army's third-arm gun mount aims to lessen burden of heavy weapons

STARS AND STRIPES | on Tue, Apr 4, 7:01 AM

Soldiers may one day be equipped with a mechanical third arm to lessen the burden of heavy weapons and free their hands for other tasks. With the weight of firearms expected to increase with improving technology, the Army is testing out a body-worn gun mount as a possible solution, officials said in a statement. The passive mechanical appendage, which looks like something out of an “Inspector Gadget” cartoon, is made of a carbon-fiber composite weighing less than 4 pounds and attaches to sold...

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