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US Army's Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW)

The Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) is a US Army project, designed to deliver a new small arms system to the US close-quarter combatants. NGSW is centered around a new rifle (NGSW-R), light machine gun (NGSW-AR), a fire-control system (NGSW-FC), and a common 6.8 mm cartridge. This intelligence briefing will therefore look at different aspects of the project, including:

  • NGSW core requirements
  • How the US Army got to NGSW
  • The choice of the 6.8 mm calibre projectile
  • An overview of the two runners up
  • An overview of the winning bids
  • An examination of the possible future impacts