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Israeli weapons manufacturer recalibrating for small arms future

3rd October 2019 - 11:44 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in Tel Aviv

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Alongside detailing elements of its future business roadmap, Israel Weapons Industries (IWI) said that configuring its own weapon systems to a new 6.8mm, or even 6.5mm, calibre would be an ‘easy change’ to make.

The development of a new calibre is part of the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon programme, which would see rifles configured for and equipped with a 6.8mm round.

As of 30 August 2019, the US Army Contracting Command, on behalf of Project Manager Soldier Weapons, has awarded three prototype Other Transaction Agreements to General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, AAI Corporation’s Textron Systems and Sig

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