Kuwaiti variants include an assault gun fitted with a two-person Cockerill turret armed with a Cockerill 90 mm gun.
The army is planning to acquire a wide range of variants--an assault gun armed with either a 90 mm or 105 mm gun, an APC, a command vehicle, a 120 mm mortar carrier, a missile carrier, an engineer vehicle and an ambulance variant.
The earlier vehicle, developed in the mid-1980s, serves as the basis for a complete family, including personnel carrier and fighting variants with different turret options, a 120 mm assault gun, anti-armour missile, mortar, ambulance, a 4 x 4 APC and an 8 x 8 122 mm self-propelled howitzer.
25 mm cannon, a 100/105 mm assault gun, a 120 mm self-propelled mortar, a command vehicle, an engineer vehicle and an ambulance.
Dan Ullrich, Program Director of Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort, said, "The wide availability of these weapons may be OK with the NRA leadership, but it's not OK with the majority of Americans including gun owners who support a strong federal ban on military style assault guns.
Ullrich called to question the NRA position that assault guns aren't used for crime.
Many models of other 'banned' assault guns are also available.
Shinseki has stated, "This vehicle will give the Army that early strike capability with greater staying power that we need in terms of tactical battlefield mobility, mounted weapons platform, and assault guns
To the casual observer, the German assault gun looks like just another tank or tank destroyer, and these two roles encapsulate the American Soldier's main experience with assault guns.
Whatever their value during World War II, the larger question is whether assault guns have utility in modern combat, particularly in counterinsurgency operations.
Assault guns must possess the tactical mobility to accompany dismounted infantry in complex terrain, in various weather conditions, and through natural and manmade obstacles.
California lawmakers defied the powerful NRA lobby and recently passed landmark legislation that bans assault guns
and high-capacity ammunition magazines, limits the number of gun sales, requires child safety locks on new guns and outlaws the sale of cheap handguns.
We look at everything: combat vehicles, turrets, assault guns and then build the ammunition that will do the job our customers deserve and want.
The contract calls for a range of medium caliber, assault gun ammunition and other defense items to be delivered by MECAR S.
Rational people have been asking why militias are running around waving assault guns
and shouting "down with the government.