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10-01-02, 08:33 AM
Marines at Kaneohe Bay are testing a prototype remote gun system that is hoped to enhance protection of U.S. embassies overseas.

The EX-45 weapon system allows a gunner to sight and fire a variety of weapons using a remote television camera, Ashley Johnson, Marine Force Pacific science adviser, told reporters and a small audience of military personnel yesterday.

He described the experimental system as being "a powerful tool" that would give any commander the ability "to make snap decisions" since his operators would be able to see any target under any condition, in the day or at night.