>FORT BRAGG, N.C., March 15 (UPI) -- Ten military personnel were injured when an artillery cannon exploded at Fort Bragg, N.C., a U.S. Marines spokesman said.


>An apparent in-bore explosion of an M777A2 -- a new lightweight howitzer cannon that fires 155mm artillery rounds -- occurred during a live-fire exercise, injuring eight Marines and two Navy personnel, The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer reported.


>The Marines have halted all firing "until safe training can resume," Staff Sgt. Jayson Price, a spokesman for the base, said.


>Two of the injured troops were flown to University of North Carolina hospitals in Chapel Hill, and eight were taken to the Womack Army Medical Center emergency room.


>The troops were part of Camp Lejeune's 10th Marine Division (Lrn2REGIMENT lol), a unit of which travels to Fort Bragg every spring for artillery training, Price said.


>The Marines have been using the M777A2 since 2009.


>The new weapon weighs less than half that of a traditional howitzer and can fire precision-guided rounds that can be programmed to land within 30 feet of a target more than 25 miles away, the Observer reported.


>布拉格堡,北卡罗来纳州,3月15日(合众国际社) - 十大军事人员受伤时,一炮炮在布拉格堡,北卡罗来纳州,引爆了美海军陆战队发言人说。


>一个明显的口径的M777A2爆炸 - 一个新的轻型榴弹炮155毫米大炮炮弹触发 - 在一次实弹演习发生,打伤两名海军陆战队员和八名人员,费耶特维尔(北卡罗来纳州)观察员报告。


>海军陆战队也停掉了所有的射击“,直到安全培训就可以恢复,”参谋军士。杰森价为基地的发言人说。


>受伤的两名士兵被空运到医院北卡罗莱纳大学教堂山,八被带到沃马克陆军医学中心急诊室。


>在部队营勒琼十陆战师(Lrn2REGIMENT笑),一个单位,其中每一个前往布拉格堡炮兵训练春天的一部分,普赖斯说。


>海军陆战队2009年以来一直使用的M777A2。


>新武器的重量不到一半,这与传统的榴弹炮可以发射精确制导,可以进行编程,以在30英尺的目标土地超过25英里外发,观察员报告。



M777A2发生炸膛事故


M777A2发生炸膛事故


M777A2发生炸膛事故


M777A2发生炸膛事故