U.S. Special Operations Units Want The Army’s Next-Generation Squad Weapon

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The Next Generation Squad Weapon Science and Technology prototype consolidates both ammunition and weapons, as well as a power and data rail for integration of next-generation fire-control systems. US Army/Daniel Cler

Business Insider/Military.com: The Army’s Next-Generation Squad Weapon is a big hit with special operators

* US special operations units will eventually get the Next Generation Squad Weapon being developed by the Army.
* Special operations leaders are supporters of the NGSW effort, which has involved special operations forces in all of the soldier touch point evaluations.

The 75th Ranger Regiment, Green Berets and other US special operations ground forces will be equipped with the conventional Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapons.

“We are an enthusiastic supporter of the Army’s 6.8 mm Next Generation Squad Weapons,” Col. Joel Babbitt, of Program Executive Officer Special Operations Forces Warrior, told Military.com recently. “We expect there will be Next Generation Squad Weapons in our formations as soon as we can receive them via fielding.”

The Army is in the final phase of evaluating NGSW prototypes from General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Inc., Textron Systems and Sig Sauer Inc. to replace the 5.56 mm M4A1 carbine and the M249 squad automatic weapon in infantry and other close-combat units.

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WNU Editor: It looks promising.

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