To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

×
Open menu Search

US Army to select next-gen rifle supplier in Q4 2022

17th January 2022 - 21:01 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City

RSS

NGSW-R is the planned replacement for the M4A1. (Photo: US Army)

The US Army will select the supplier of the Rifle (NGSW-R) and the Automatic Rifle (NGSW-AR) and begin equipping the first unit in Q4 2022.

After announcing Vortex Optics as the supplier of the Next Generation Squad Weapons - Fire Control (NGSW-FC) system, the US Army plans to select the company that will provide the rifle (NGSW-R) and the automatic rifle (NGSW-AR) elements in Q4 2022.

Speaking on behalf of the Soldier Lethality Cross Functional Team (CFT), a US Army official told Shephard that although the prototype test phase for the rifle and the automatic rifle have not been completed, there are plans to progress with the programme in the coming months.

‘We expect to down-select to one vendor and begin equipping the first unit in the

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 1 free story per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
  • Free magazine subscription to all our titles
  • Downloadable equipment data handbooks
  • Distribution rights (Corporate only)
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
  • 10-year news archive access
  • Downloadable equipment data handbooks
  • Distribution rights (Corporate only)
Start your free trial

Share to

Linkedin