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SIG Sauer CEO Discusses US Army NGSW Program

Much digital ink has been spilled over the last several years regarding the US Army’s NGSW (Next Generation Squad Weapons) Program. Most of the rifles/carbines and machine guns currently employed by America’s soldiers are not particularly modern, by any stretch. Today’s M4A1 has seen some notable updates and improvements, to be sure, but at its […] Read More … The post SIG Sauer CEO Discusses US Army NGSW Program appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, America, Companies, Military, Army, US Army, M4, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Rifles, M249 SAW, NGSW, MIL/LE, Next Generation Squad Weapons


NGSW: LoneStar Future Weapons Forms Strategic Alliance with True Velocity in Place of General Dynamics

It has been a while since we had news from the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapons program, the last updates we got were on the final prototype and ammunition deliveries being made for the next stage of the Army’s evaluations. Now some interesting news regarding General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems’ bullpup entry the […] Read More … The post NGSW: LoneStar Future Weapons Forms Strategic Alliance with True Velocity in Place of General Dynamics appeared first on The Firearm Blog. ...
Tags: Guns, Defense, Army, US Army, General Dynamics, Daily News, Rifles, Bullpup, Machine Guns, General Dynamics Ordnance, NGSW, MIL/LE, True Velocity, RM277, Lonestar Future Weapons, LoneStar Future Weapons Forms Strategic Alliance


The Army wants deadlier, more destructive ammo to go with its new sniper rifle

A US Army sniper during a sniper competition. US Army The Army just picked a new, multi-caliber sniper rifle: the MK22 Multi-role Adaptive Design, or MRAD. Now it wants a new class of ammunition to make snipers deadlier and more destructive against enemy personnel and equipment. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Army just picked a new, multi-caliber sniper rifle. Now, it wants a new class of ammunition to make snipers deadlier and more destructive against enemy personnel...
Tags: Iraq, Trends, Afghanistan, Nato, Army, US Army, Kennedy, Barrett, Sig Sauer, Matthew Cox, Norma Magnum, Winchester Magnum, Ammunition, Sniper Rifle, Barrett Firearms Manufacturing Inc, U.S. Army


SIG SAUER Complete Final Delivery of Their Next Generation Squad Weapon System Prototypes

SIG Sauer have announced the completion of the final delivery of their Next Generation Squad Weapon System prototypes and ammunition to the U.S. Army. The delivery includes finalised weapon prototypes which have been optimised following Army feedback from the ‘soldier touch point’ phase and a shipment of SIG Sauer’s 6.8×51mm hybrid cased ammunition. Uniquely for […] Read More … The post SIG SAUER Complete Final Delivery of Their Next Generation Squad Weapon System Prototypes appeared first on T...
Tags: Guns, Defense, Companies, Army, Daily News, U S Army, Sig Sauer, Rifles, Machine Guns, NGSW, MIL/LE, True Velocity, Next Generation Squad Weapon, SIG MCX Spear, LMG-6.8


[TFB GUNFEST] The SIG Sauer MCX Spear NGSW Rifle

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves meets with Jason St. John of the SIG Defense Strategies Group to talk about SIG’s entry for the NGSW (“Next Generation Squad Weapon”) service rifle, the SIG MCX Spear in 6.8x51mm. In this video, we look at (and of course, shoot) the MCX Spear and talk about the […] Read More … The post [TFB GUNFEST] The SIG Sauer MCX Spear NGSW Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Sig Sauer, Rifles, TFBTV, James Reeves, NGSW, Next Generation Squad Weapon, 277 SIG Fury, MCX Spear, SIG MCX Spear, Jason St John, Gun Fest 2021, 6.8x51mm, SIG Defense Strategies Group


True Velocity Deliver Their Final NGSW 6.8mm Ammunition Shipment to the US Army

True Velocity have confirmed delivery of their final shipment of over 625,000 rounds of their 6.8mm hybrid ammunition for the U.S. Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon program. True Velocity shared a photo of the shipment on pallets about to leave the factory with some of the production team posing next to it. True Velocity’s ammunition […] Read More … The post True Velocity Deliver Their Final NGSW 6.8mm Ammunition Shipment to the US Army appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Press Releases, US Army, General Dynamics, Daily News, U S Army, Ammunition, NGSW, MIL/LE, True Velocity


5 new Army weapons that soldiers might actually get their hands on soon

An engineer demonstrates a power and data rail for the Army's Next Generation Squad Weapon at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. US Army/Dan Lafontaine Despite the disruptions of 2020, Army modernization officials have been testing new, longer-range and more precise infantry weapon systems. They've also announced efforts that could lead to future machine guns, precision grenade launchers and possibly even hand-held directed energy weapons. Here are a few of the weapons systems that sol...
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US Army Considering Squad Size Change

With the Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) program underway, the US army is considering changes in squad size. Working with the basic assumption that introducing new weapons might mean a change in optimal squad organization, the Army’s Maneuver Battle Lab recently revealed that they have commenced a study tackling the issue. While it is uncertain if any […] Read More … The post US Army Considering Squad Size Change appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, US, Army, US Army, Daily News, Rifles, Machine Guns, NGSW, OVD, Overt Defense, Squads, US Army Squad Size, US Army Considering Squad Size Change


The Army is looking for a brand new machine gun

US Army Paratroopers train on a M240B machine gun, mounted on a M1167 HMMWV, at Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany, August 24, 2017. US Army/VIS Gerhard Seuffert The Army is looking for a potential replacement for the M240 machine gun, officials announced on Thursday. The Army's study likely won't be completed until the end of 2023, but it comes amid a number of other changes to the service's arsenal. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Army has initiated an expansive...
Tags: Germany, Trends, Afghanistan, Army, Marine Corps, Thompson, Sig Sauer, Marine Corps Times, Army Times, Jared Keller, SOCOM, US Special Operations Command, Machine Gun, U.S. Army, CSASS, M240


Textron Systems’ NGSW Prototypes Seen During Maryland Governor’s Visit to Textron Facility

A visit by Maryland’s governor, Larry Hogan, to Textron Systems’ Hunt Valley facility near Baltimore, MD gave us some fresh photographs of Textron’s new Next Generation Squad Weapon program prototypes. We have two photos, one of a Textron employee discussing the program while holding Textron’s NGSW-Rifle prototype and another showing both the NGSW-R and NGSW-Automatic Rifle […] Read More … The post Textron Systems’ NGSW Prototypes Seen During Maryland Governor’s Visit to Textron Facility appear...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, Defense, Baltimore, Daily News, Larry Hogan, Textron, Rifles, Machine Guns, Textron Systems, NGSW, MIL/LE, Next Generation Squad Weapons, Textron Facility, Textron Systems Hunt Valley


Textron Systems Discuss Their Next Generation Squad Weapon Efforts

Textron Systems, one of the three vendors in the running for the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon program held a media panel earlier this week. The panel was lead by Wayne Prender, who is Textron’s Senior Vice President, Applied Technologies and Advanced Programs. The panel was held as the annual Association of the United States […] Read More … The post Textron Systems Discuss Their Next Generation Squad Weapon Efforts appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Companies, United States, US Army, Daily News, Textron, Rifles, Machine Guns, Textron Systems, Wayne Prender, NGSW, MIL/LE, AUSA 2020


NEW: Textron Promo Video Shows Off Next Generation Squad Weapons

Its been a little while since we last saw Textron’s Next Generation Squad Weapon prototypes but with the 2020 Annual Meeting and Exposition coming up Textron have released a new promo video. Check out the video below: Earlier this year at SHOT Show 2020 we caught up with Textron at the Heckler & Koch booth where […] Read More … The post NEW: Textron Promo Video Shows Off Next Generation Squad Weapons appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, US Army, Daily News, Heckler Koch, Textron, Rifles, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Machine Guns, NGSW, MIL/LE, Next Generation Squad Weapon


True Velocity Delivers Their NGSW 6.8mm Ammunition to The US Army

True Velocity have announced that they have supplied the US Army with 170,000 rounds of their polymer cased 6.8mm TVCM ammunition. The delivery was made in May in support of the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon first phase of prototype testing. From our recent interview with Lt. Col. Jason Bohannon, Product Manager – Next Generation Weapons, […] Read More … The post True Velocity Delivers Their NGSW 6.8mm Ammunition to The US Army appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, US Army, General Dynamics, Daily News, Ammunition, NGSW, MIL/LE, True Velocity


Exclusive Interview with US Army Next Generation Squad Weapon Program Leaders

It has been 11 months since the US Army awarded three OTA contracts as part of its Next Generation Squad Weapon program. Despite the uncertainty around the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the program remains on track and set to begin its next major phase. TFB had the pleasure of speaking with Lt. Col. Jason Bohannon, Product […] Read More … The post Exclusive Interview with US Army Next Generation Squad Weapon Program Leaders appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, US Army, General Dynamics, Optics, Editorial, TFB, Sig Sauer, Textron, Rifles, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Machine Guns, NGSW, MIL/LE, NGSW-AR, NGSW-R


SILENCER SATURDAY #135: SIG Sauer Suppressors – New 3D Printed Hotness

Good morning everyone and welcome back to another edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the awesome Turbo K 5.56 suppressor. Last week we discussed how everyone needs at least one rimfire suppressor. This week we get an exclusive look at the new SIG Sauer suppressors that will […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #135: SIG Sauer Suppressors – New 3D Printed Hotness appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, TFB, Sig Sauer, Pistols, Rifles, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Suppressors, Yankee Hill Machine, Belt Fed, NGSW, Silencer Saturday, MIL/LE, SIG Sauer Suppressors


POTD: General Dynamics NGSW Engineers at the Range

Today’s photo of the day comes from General Dynamics-OTS who are current contenders in the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon program. The photo was shared on General Dynamics Ordnance  & Tactical Systems twitter page earlier this year. It features their NGSW – Automatic Rifle prototype with engineers from Williston, Vermont, talking operators over the new […] Read More … The post POTD: General Dynamics NGSW Engineers at the Range appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, General Dynamics, Potd, Williston Vermont, Photo of the Day, Machine Guns, LWMMG, NGSW, GD-OTS, General Dynamics Ordnance Tactical Systems, US Army s Next Generation Squad Weapon, RM277, General Dynamics NGSW Engineers, General Dynamics OTS


SOCOM & the Next Generation Squad Weapon

The US Army is forging ahead with the evaluation of the prototype Next Generation Squad Weapon rifles and automatic rifles and it has been confirmed that U.S. Special Operations Command is both involved in the program and watching its developments closely. SOCOM has been working closely with the Army and have also provided initial special […] Read More … The post SOCOM & the Next Generation Squad Weapon appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, Army, US Army, Daily News, SOCOM, US Special Operations Command, USSOCOM, Special Operations Command, Rifles, Machine Guns, 6.5 Creedmoor, NGSW, MIL/LE, Next Generation Squad Weapon


SOCOM & the Next Generation Squad Weapon

The US Army is forging ahead with the evaluation of the prototype Next Generation Squad Weapon rifles and automatic rifles and it has been confirmed that U.S. Special Operations Command is both involved in the program and watching its developments closely. SOCOM has been working closely with the Army and have also provided initial special […] Read More … The post SOCOM & the Next Generation Squad Weapon appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, Army, US Army, Daily News, SOCOM, US Special Operations Command, USSOCOM, Special Operations Command, Rifles, Machine Guns, 6.5 Creedmoor, NGSW, MIL/LE, Next Generation Squad Weapon


SIG Sauer Ships Next Generation Squad Weapons Prototypes to the US Army

With the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapons program pushing ahead, despite the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic, the three companies involved have shipped their prototype weapons. SIG Sauer commemorated the dispatch of their NGSW-Rifles and NGSW-Automatic Rifles with a team photo and a new video highlighting the weapon systems’ features. The US Army awarded OTAs to […] Read More … The post SIG Sauer Ships Next Generation Squad Weapons Prototypes to the US Army appeared first on The Firearm Blo...
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, US Army, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Rifles, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Machine Guns, 6.8mm, NGSW, MIL/LE, Next Generation Squad Weapon, SIG MCX Spear, SIG MG-6.8, NGSW Automatic Rifles


USMC Confirms Plans to Adopt the Next Generation Squad Weapon

The US Marine Corps has recently undergone a top down doctrinal reevaluation of its future role. As part of these changes in the make up of the Corps have been planned and now a brand new initiative has also been launched – Marine Corps Systems Command’s Program Manager for Infantry Weapons has begun a large-scale modernisation […] Read More … The post USMC Confirms Plans to Adopt the Next Generation Squad Weapon appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Breaking News, Optics, Daily News, Usmc, US Marine Corps, Corps, Rifles, Night Vision, Machine Guns, M27, Marine Corps Systems Command, Infantry Weapons, NGSW, AR Patterned


L3Harris Technologies Awarded OTA to Provide Prototypes for the US Army For Next Generation Squad Weapon Fire Control Program

Earlier this week we reported that the US Army had issued its first OTA for the Next Generation Squad Weapon Fire Control optic to Vortex Optics. We now learn that L3Harris Technologies has also been awarded an OTA. L3Harris Technologies have prior experience in developing advanced fire control systems having previously been involved in the US Army’s […] Read More … The post L3Harris Technologies Awarded OTA to Provide Prototypes for the US Army For Next Generation Squad Weapon Fire Control Pro...
Tags: Guns, Defense, Breaking News, US Army, Optics, Daily News, Scopes, Leupold & Stevens, NGSW, Next Generation Squad Weapon Fire Control, NGSW-FC, L3Harris Technologies


Vortex Awarded OTA for the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon Fire Control Prototype Program

Despite the Coronavirus pandemic the US Army continues its Next Generation Squad Weapon program and has issued an OTA (or Other Transaction Authority) award to Wisconsin-based Vortex soliciting them to produce a prototype Next Generation Squad Weapon-Fire Control (NGSW-FC). Vortex Optics have announced that they have been selected to deliver production ready prototypes of their NGSW-FC optic for […] Read More … The post Vortex Awarded OTA for the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon Fire Cont...
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, Wisconsin, Breaking News, US Army, Optics, Daily News, Vortex, Scopes, NGSW, MIL/LE, Next Generation Squad Weapon, Next Generation Squad Weapon Fire Control, NGSW-FC, Vortex Awarded OTA


Vortex awarded OTA for Army’s Next Gen Squad Weapon Fire Control Prototype Program

Even in the case of a battery power loss, soldiers are left with an uncompromised 1-8x, direct-view optic and glass-etched reticle exceeding current capability. U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- For the last 18 years, innovation has meant everything to Vortex Optics. It’s meant our emergence as a leader in the sport optics industry. It’s allowed us to provide our customers with the tools they need to pursue and protect what matters most in their lives. But starting today, our dedication to innovation...
Tags: Guns, Army, Wisconsin, US Army, Hamilton, Shooting Industry News, Vortex Optics, Sam Hamilton, NGSW, OTA for Army, US Army Soldier


Next Generation Squad Weapon – Procurement Numbers

From the Department of Defense’s budget justification books for the fiscal year 2021 we get an idea of the procurement scale and timescale for the winning entry/entries to the Next Generation Squad Weapon program. We also get an idea of how many Next Generation Squad Weapons – Fire Control Units will be procured to accompany the new […] Read More … The post Next Generation Squad Weapon – Procurement Numbers appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Department Of Defense, US Army, Daily News, Rifles, NGSW, MIL/LE, Next Generation Squad Weapon, Military Procurement, NGSW Fire Control Unit


[SHOT 2020] MARS M19 Mustang Rifle

Last year at SHOT Show 2019, I had a chance to take a look at a prototype rifle by MARS Inc. Back then it was in an early development stage with most parts being in white. Later, during 2019, we learned that MARS and Cobalt Kinetics submitted a rifle to NGSW trials that was based on […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2020] MARS M19 Mustang Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Mars, Mars Inc, SHOT Show, Rifles, Cobalt Kinetics, 308 Win, Semi-Auto, NGSW, SHOT Show 2020, SHOT 2020, Long Barrel Recoil, M19 Mustang


[SHOT 2020] Textron’s NGSW Rifle On Display at the HK Booth

This year’s SHOT Show was the first to have models representing all three of the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon program prototypes. SIG Sauer had prototypes on display at their stand (which TFB got our first look at back in September at DSEI 2019) and both Textron and General Dynamics had models on display […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2020] Textron’s NGSW Rifle On Display at the HK Booth appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, US Army, General Dynamics, Daily News, TFB, Textron, SHOT Show, Rifles, H&K, Sauer, NGSW, SHOT Show 2020, HK Booth


SIG Sauer Introduce .277 SIG Fury Cartridge

SIG Sauer have released their 2020 catalog and there’s lots of new products to get excited about but one thing that jumped out at me was the introduction of a new cartridge – 277 SIG Fury. Developed by SIG Sauer the new round is the result of their work on the US Army’s 6.8mm Next Generation […] Read More … The post SIG Sauer Introduce .277 SIG Fury Cartridge appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, US Army, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Ammunition, Product Announcement, NGSW, 277 SIG Fury, 6.8mm NGSW


POTD: General Dynamics RM277 – Next Generation Squad Weapon

TFB’s Matthew Moss did an excellent article about the RM277 – General Dynamics’ Next Generation Squad Weapon and in today’s Photo Of The Day we will follow up with some more speculations. And the photo above of course, which is the main attraction! Today we are looking at the RM277, General Dynamics’ rifle/carbine entrant into […] Read More … The post POTD: General Dynamics RM277 – Next Generation Squad Weapon appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, General Dynamics, TFB, Photo of the Day, Matthew Moss, Polymer Cased Ammunition, NGSW, MIL/LE, GD-OTS, True Velocity, Next Generation Squad Weapon, Graphica Mechanica, 277 TVCM, AUSA 2019, RM277, Magpul K2


General Dynamics’ Next Generation Squad Weapon – The RM277

General Dynamics have closely guarded their Next Generation Squad Weapon prototypes, despite my best efforts they stuck to their guns and saved the big reveal for this year’s AUSA Exposition in Washington, D.C.There have been murmurings that their submission would be a bullpup for sometime and it has now been confirmed, meet the General Dynamics RM277. […] Read More … The post General Dynamics’ Next Generation Squad Weapon – The RM277 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Washington, Defense, Breaking News, General Dynamics, Daily News, Rifles, Bullpup, Machine Guns, Polymer Cased Ammunition, NGSW, MIL/LE, GD-OTS, True Velocity, Next Generation Squad Weapon


US Army, USMC and British Army Collaborate on Developing Lightweight Ammo

The US Army, US Marine Corps and British Army are collaborating on developing new lightweight small arms ammunition. In recent years there has been an increasing interest in hybrid ammunition, especially those using polymer case components. Todd Townsend, supervisor of the research, development, test and evaluation for the Product Manager for Small Caliber Ammunition recently […] Read More … The post US Army, USMC and British Army Collaborate on Developing Lightweight Ammo appeared first on The...
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, British Army, US Army, Daily News, Usmc, Ammunition, Polymer Ammunition, NGSW, US Army US Marine Corps, Todd Townsend, US Army USMC