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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

New rounds, new small arms make special operators’ firepower wish list | Military Times 

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Details on a proposal to replace handguns and modern machine guns are forthcoming.

The next machine gun should have the power, range, and accuracy of a.50 caliber machine gun in the size of an M240 machine gun for a platoon. Special Operations Command is currently evaluating the General Dynamics Lightweight Medium Machine Gun in.338mm Norma Magnum. A lieutenant colonel in charge of the lethality program for Special Operations Forces supplied information on this and other small arms projects.

Modular Handgun System program sidearm replacement contract for all services had awarded to Sig Sauer. The 6.5 Creedmoor-chambered Mid-Range Gas Gun has slated to begin shipping this year. The next phase for Sig Sauer is to develop an assault version suitable for aerial missions and close-quarters combat. An officer said that the military needs armor-piercing shots, training rounds, and “something that functions like a tracer.”

Source: https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2022/05/18/new-rounds-new-small-arms-make-special-operators-firepower-wish-list/

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