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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Next Generation Squad Weapon on target for 2023 | Army Times

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The NGSW program has been overseen by the Program Executive Office-Soldier and the Army Futures Command Cross Functional Team-Soldier Lethality, with significant involvement from the Maneuver Center of Excellence’s lethality branch and the PEOS-Ammunition. 

 

The 6.8 mm Next Generation Squad Weapon rifle and automatic rifle variants represent the first significant update to U.S. military small arms since the M16’s 1964 introduction. Earlier this year, the Army chose Sig Sauer to develop the rifle and cartridge. In 2017, the business was awarded the Army’s Modular Handgun System contract, taking the place of the Beretta M9, which had been in use since the 1980s.The contract for the weapon is currently valued at $4.7 billion, while the linked NGSW-Fire Control contract, which was given to Vortex Optics and Sheltered Wings in early 2022, is valued at an additional $2.7 billion.

 

Source: https://www.armytimes.com/news/2022/10/10/next-generation-squad-weapon-fielding-in-2023/ 

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