U.S. Marine Corps First Service to Adopt Weapon Suppressors for Infantry

After several years of studies and experimentation, the U.S. Marine Corps has issued a letter of intent to purchase an unspecified quantity of NT-4 weapon suppressors from Knights Armament Company.

U.S. Marine Corps First Service to Adopt Weapon Suppressors for Infantry

The Marine Corps has been working on a requirement for small arms suppressors since 2016. The so-called “Sea Dragon 2025” exercise was a watershed event in determining the future of Marine Infantry. 

After several years of studies and experimentation, the U.S. Marine Corps has issued a letter of intent to purchase an unspecified quantity of NT-4 weapon suppressors from Knights Armament Company for use with the 5.56mm NATO M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles (IAR), M4 Carbines and M4A1 Close Quarter Battle Weapons.

This is the first U.S. Service to field weapon suppressors for their infantry. While Special Operations Forces have long used suppressors for specialized applications,...

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