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The Army's next-generation M4 carbine and M249 SAW replacements are coming sooner than you think

April 04, 2019
U.S. Army modernization officials told Congress recently that the service will begin fielding the 6.8mm weapons that will replace M249 squad automatic weapons and M4/M4A1 carbines in fall 2021.

Lt. Gen. Paul Ostrowski told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee's Airland subcommittee that the Army will down-select the winning automatic rifle and carbine versions of the Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) as early as fall 2020.

The Army invited gunmakers to build the NGSW prototypes under a Prototype Project Opportunity Notice released in late January.

"We expect competitors to bring in their prototypes for both weapons systems in the month of May; we will begin the evaluation process and down-select down to three [companies] in the month of July of this year," said Ostrowski, who is the principal military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology.

The service will then put all three companies' prototypes "through their paces," he added, with a down-select planned in the first quarter of 2021, and fielding in the fourth quarter.
The Army is banking on the new 6.8mm projectile it has developed, which it is providing to gunmakers so they can design a complete cartridge for their prototype weapon systems.

"We will provide the actual projectile; they will provide the common cartridge," Ostrowski said.

Subcommittee chairman Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, asked service officials to explain what the new cartridge will mean for the weight of new automatic rifle and carbine versions of the NGSW, compared to the current M4 and M249.

Ostrowski said the Army wants the new ammunition to weigh the same as the current 5.56mm.

"So polymer casings — case-telescoped, for instance — these are new and innovative ways that industry has been working to try to make sure that these rounds are not much heavier at all than the current 5.56mm rounds that we carry today," he said.

The Army finally has its hands on a next-generation rifle prototype

A Textron light machine gun with caseless, telescoped ammo (Textron Systems)

March 28, 2019
Army officials may have some lofty aspirations for the service's much-hyped Next Generation Squad Weapon, but at least they finally have an honest-to-God prototype to play with.

Textron Systems' AAI Corporation on Monday announced the delivery of its initial Next Generation Squad Weapon-Technology (NGSW-T) prototype demonstrator to Army combat capabilities officials to "inform the Army's formal NGSW program and include weapon and ammunition weight reduction, weapon sound suppression, as well as fire control integration technology," the company said in a statement.

The NGSW-T delivery is separate from the contract that AAI received alongside four other defense contractors last year to whip up prototype Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifles (NGSAR) for the service. That demonstrator should end up in Army hands by June of this year, according to the company.

U.S. Army will receive 100K NGSW weapons systems for replacing M4 and M249

Apr 21, 2019
The U.S. Army is looking to buy somewhere in the range of 100,000 of a very capable, lethal rifles under the Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) program and 6.8-millimeter ammunition.

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley on 10 April said that somewhere in the range of 100,000 of NGSW will initially be purchased for Soldiers who engage in close-quarters combat.

According to the U.S. Army Contracting Command officials, the new weapons will include the Next Generation Squad Weapon-Rifle (NGSW-R) and the Next Generation Squad Weapon-Automatic Rifle (NGSW-AR).

The NGSW-R is the planned replacement for the M4/M4A1 Carbine and the NGSW-AR is the planned replacement for the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) in the Automatic Rifleman Role in the Close Combat Force.

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- Dave76   Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) der U.S. Army   22. Apr 2019, 10:36
- - Forodir   Hmmm...das ging aber auf einmal doch schnell. Hätt...   22. Apr 2019, 15:48
- - Der Weisse Hai   Naja, Textron hat Ende März Prototypen eingereicht...   23. Apr 2019, 08:21
- - maschinenmensch   ZITATUS Army Selects Three Companies To Vie For Ne...   31. Aug 2019, 10:25
|- - Nite   ZITAT(maschinenmensch @ 31. Aug 2019, 11...   31. Aug 2019, 12:52
- - SLAP   Textron:   12. Sep 2019, 16:48
- - Nite   Scheinen noch frühe Prototypen zu sein (unterschie...   12. Sep 2019, 17:36
|- - SLAP   ZITAT(Nite @ 12. Sep 2019, 18:36) Scheine...   12. Sep 2019, 18:26
- - sempertalis   13. Sep 2019, 17:57
- - Schwabo Elite   Das ist mutig. Aber anders wird ein Außenseiter ke...   15. Sep 2019, 10:25
- - SLAP   ZITAT(SLAP @ 12. Sep 2019, 19:26) ZITAT(N...   14. Oct 2019, 19:57
- - SLAP   AUSA 2019 - Soldier Systems   14. Oct 2019, 20:35
- - SLAP   Sneak Peek – General Dynamics Ordnance And Tactica...   14. Oct 2019, 20:37
- - Forodir   Noch ein YT Video mit interessanten Animationen, h...   1. Feb 2020, 23:22
- - SailorGN   Also Textron hat ja mal ein interessantes Design.....   3. Feb 2020, 22:02
- - Forodir   Gemessen am Volumen denke ich, ,man packt in der r...   3. Feb 2020, 22:09
- - Merowinger   Höhere Präzision durch verringerten Rückstoss?   3. Feb 2020, 23:54
- - Jackace   ZITATHöhere Präzision durch verringerten Rückstoss...   4. Feb 2020, 10:41
- - Jackace   Noch eine Anmerkung warum ich im Beispiel ein hohe...   4. Feb 2020, 14:31
- - Racer   "SIG also confirmed the .277 Fury is currentl...   4. Feb 2020, 17:48
- - Jackace   Danke Racer, die Seite hatte ich noch nicht gelese...   6. Feb 2020, 13:53
- - Racer   M320 wird scheinbar so gut wie immer standalone ve...   6. Feb 2020, 20:03
- - Jackace   ZITATWenn die wirklich Gewehre mit solch starken P...   6. Feb 2020, 22:30
- - Der Weisse Hai   In der Rückstoßreduzierung dürfte auch ein Grund d...   7. Feb 2020, 07:51
- - Whuffo   Angesichts des Schicksals der 'Objective Indiv...   7. Feb 2020, 14:18
- - Forodir   Ein paar neue Animationen zum Thema, ich weiß Yout...   7. May 2020, 07:25
|- - bill kilgore   ZITAT(Forodir @ 7. May 2020, 08:25) Ein p...   7. May 2020, 11:54
- - Forodir   sehr gut,... Wobei ich frage mich gerade wirkli...   7. May 2020, 12:03
- - sempertalis   SAW/Minimi Munition kommt ohne Einführstück bei un...   7. May 2020, 12:32
- - Forodir   Ahh, interessant hätte ich nicht vermutet.   7. May 2020, 16:06


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