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The M163 Vulcan is a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun of US origin. Also known as the Vulcan Air Defense System (VADS), it was developed to replace the M42 Duster in US service. The M163 was complemented by the Chaparral self-propelled surface to air missile system in US service. The M163 packs powerful armament that is only of limited use against aircraft due to the lack of automated fire control.
The P-120 is an anti-ship missile of Soviet origin. It was developed in the 1960\'s as a replacement for the P-5 Pityorka (SS-N-3 Shaddock) missile. The design is based on the P-70 Ametist (SS-N-7 Starbright). Unlike the P-70 the P-120 can be launched from both surface vessels and submarines, making it a multi-purpose missile.
The PLZ07 is a modern self-propelled howitzer of Chinese origin. It was developed in the early 2000\'s to supplement and replace the older 122mm self-propelled howitzers in Chinese service.
The FIM-43 Redeye is a Cold War era man portable SAM system of US origin. It was developed in the 1960\'s as machine guns proved of limited effectiveness against jet fighters. The Redeye was the first US man portable SAM system.
The AS Val is a silenced assault rifle of Soviet origin. It was developed in the 1980\'s to be used in urban combat and the reconnaissance role. The name AS stands for Avtomat Special\'nyj, which is Russian for special automatic rifle. The nickname Val means shaft and refers to the prominent silencer. The AS Val stems from the VSS Vintorez silenced sniper rifle and has a 70% parts commonality.