The M3E1 Multi-purpose Anti-armor Anti-personnel Weapon System (MAAWS) is an 84 mm reloadable, recoilless rifle designed to engage lightly armored targets at ranges out to 500 meters and soft targets out to 800 meters. The M3E1 MAAWS is salt water submersible, jumpable and day/night operable. The M3E1 MAAWS requires a crew of two; one to carry and fire the weapon, and the other to carry the ammunition and load the weapon.
The M3E1 rifle is 14.8 pounds (28 percent lighter) than the M3, contains ergonomic improvements and an automatic rounds counter. The M3E1 rifle is provided with a lightweight (4.2 pounds) electronic fire control system that automatically provides ballistics solutions for static and moving targets.
BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER
M3E1 MAAWS is 28 percent lighter than the M3 and contains more ergonomic adjustments. The M3E1 MAAWS contains an integrated Fire Control System with metrology corrected ballistic solutions for engaging moving targets, and greater probability of hitting of static targets. The M3E1 MAAWS electronics allow integration with future MAAWS smart ammunition.
Length: 1 meter
Bore: 84 mm
Weight with Fire Control System: 19 pounds
Ammunition: Current High Explosive, High Explosive Dual Purpose, Training; Future Illumination, Anti-Structure
Maximum Range: 1,300 meters
Fire Control System: Gen3, 1X Reflex, 15 degree field of vision
2QFY17: M3 Type-Classification Standard (TC-STD) completed
3QFY18: M3 Full Materiel Release (FMR) completed
- M3E1 Urgent Materiel Release
- M3E1 First Unit Equipped (FUE) Army
- M3E1 FUE Marine Corps
- M3E1 Developmental Test begins
2QFY21: M3E1 TC-STD
4QFY21: M3E1 FMR completed