For the first time in decades the U.S. military has completed the safety certifications required to adopt a new machine gun, ammo, and suppressors. The SIG Sauer MG 338 Machine Gun, SIG Sauer .338 Norma Mag. ammunition and Next Generation Suppressors have been approved by USSOCOM. These new weapons provide a needed middle ground by being portable and lighter than the M2 and M240, while keeping similar effective range. The Next Generation Suppressors are also a big win for troops by diminishing the effect of detrimental fumes they would be exposed to.