U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary


SAW or Squad Automatic Weapon, it replaced the BAR. The SAW is a gas-operated, belt/magazine-fed, air-cooled, automatic, shoulder-fired weapon 5.56 mm. Typically, there are nine SAWs in a basic infantry platoon.

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