The Army will be demonstrating new "green" ammunition at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.
The military began providing the lead-free round last June to U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. It replaces ammunition used since the early 1980s.
A live-fire demonstration will be held Wednesday morning at the post. Soldiers will fire the new and old rounds, as well as a third type, to compare the performance of all three on identical targets. The targets will include a parked vehicle, steel plates and building materials.
The Army says the new ammunition is the first developed as part of a "greening"' effort for small-caliber ammunition.
Live-fire demonstration: http://tinyurl.com/3zyf4ls
Army M885A1 ammunition: http://tinyurl.com/2f67de3