【3月26日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

The Marine Corps recently fielded its new M320A1 grenade launcher to Marines at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, bringing the service closer to its goal of equipping all infantry units with the side-loading 40mm weapon in fiscal 2021.

The M320A1 is set to replace all the Corps' Vietnam-era M203-series grenade launchers by the fourth quarter of fiscal 2024.

Weapons officials recently trained members of II Marine Expeditionary Force at Lejeune on the new launcher. Marines learned how to assemble, dissemble and troubleshoot the weapon, before participating in live-fire exercises.

'Reloading it and unloading it are easy compared to other systems we've had in the past,' said Gunnery Sgt. Jason Wattle.

中譯:

美陸戰隊最近於北卡羅萊納州勒瓊營陸戰隊基地,配發新式M320A1榴彈發射器,使該軍種更接近所有步兵單位,在2021財年都能配備這款側面裝填40公厘榴彈發射器的目標。

這款榴彈發射器定於2024財年第4季,全面取代陸戰隊從越戰時期,就使用的M203系列榴彈發射器。

武器官員最近在勒瓊營訓練第2陸戰隊遠征軍使用這款新式發射器。在參加實彈演習之前,陸戰隊員都要學會這款武器的組裝、拆卸和故障排除。瓦托三等士官長表示,比起陸戰隊使用過的其他系統,新式發射器裝彈與退彈都較順暢。

-關鍵軍語-

※grenade launcher:

A gun designed to fire small explosive projectiles.

※Gunnery Sgt.:

The 7th enlisted rank in the U.S. Marine Corps.

例句:

Gunnery Sgt. ranks just above staff sergeant and below master sergeant.

陸戰隊三等士官長階級,在上士之上、二等士官長之下。

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