IMHO I would say that a Bowman does not serve the needs of the modern fighting force.
Sorry have to disagree, BOWMAN was a far more accurate and efficient during the napoleonic wars, admittedly the training package was quite lengthy.
In todays army, it is very user friendly and safe.. The inbuilt safety on having to move the right arm back a considerable distance before it can be fired. Compared to the SA80, one version works for both left and right handed people - much kudos on the diversity front (very important these days).
Plus both the system and ammunition come from green materials - renewable resources and they are both bio degradable..
The stealth options of the BOWMAN..... slight twang when launched and stealth properties of the projectile...
I think this is a must have PC weapon in the modern army.