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Title: New in 2019: The Army and Marines will test-fire next-gen weapon prototypes this summer
Post by: rangerrebew on January 04, 2019, 10:08:59 AM
New in 2019: The Army and Marines will test-fire next-gen weapon prototypes this summer
By: Todd South   

The long-awaited replacement to the standard M16/M4 service weapon and the squad level light machine gun are expected to be on the firing line in summer 2019.

The Next Generation Squad Weapon program has seen rapid changes and a flow of top-tier support that may bring an end to close combat reliance on a weapon that’s been in service for more than half a century.

After much public guessing on what caliber the new weapon might fall into, the Army selected 6.8mm as the caliber for both its M16/M4 and Squad Automatic Weapon replacement with a prototype notice posted in October.

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2019/01/02/new-in-2019-the-army-and-marines-will-test-fire-next-gen-weapon-prototypes-this-summer/ (https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2019/01/02/new-in-2019-the-army-and-marines-will-test-fire-next-gen-weapon-prototypes-this-summer/)