U.S. Army Seeks Squad Automatic Weapon Replacement

THe U.S. Army is seeking a replacement for the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, a 5.56mm, belt-fed machine gun in service for more than three decades.
U.S. Army Seeks Squad Automatic Weapon Replacement

By now you’ve probably heard about a U.S. Army-led effort to find a replacement for the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, a 5.56mm, belt-fed machine gun in service for more than three decades.

This program is called Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle (NGSAR), which the Army requires to address a capability gap. Our squads are being outgunned by the enemy, who field weapons with longer ranges.

The Army has this to say about NSGAR: “It will combine the firepower and range of a...

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