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US Army studies M249 replacement

3rd August 2017 - 19:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California


In the aftermath of a classified industry day of briefings and discussions, the US Army is calling for industry white papers to detail potential replacements for the 5.56mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW).

Exploration of the replacement concept, called Next-Generation Squad Automatic Rifle (NGSAR), is being conducted by a joint service team that includes representatives from the army’s programme manager – soldier weapons, the US Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, project manager – manoeuvre ammunition systems, Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCoE) and US Army Research Laboratory.

The government team recently conducted an industry day programme of discussions at MCoE

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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