Australian Army soldiers from across Australia were trained with the new Reaper weapon carriage system at Majura training area near Canberra on 5 May 2016.
CAPTION: Corporal Paul Hayes (left), 6RAR, and Warrant Officer Class Two Nick Crosbie, 7RAR, trial the new Reaper weapon carriage system. Photo by Sergeant Janine Fabre.
The Advanced Accuracy Solutions Reaper weapon support system allows soldiers to carry and more-effectively direct fire using medium-to-heavy machine guns while on patrol.
Reaper will be trialled by frontline infantry battalions over the next six months to assess its suitability.
Army says it is implementing a number of projects and initiatives to ensure it keeps pace with changes in technology and the character of war itself.