The effort aims to help non-combat arms soldiers shoot more accurately against close-quarter and long-range enemy targets.
Three competing firms displayed their prototype 6.8mm rifles and automatic rifles at the 2019 AUSA conference.
The Army's goal is to begin replacing both M4s and M249s in an infantry brigade combat team in the first quarter of 2023.
The service's goal is to select a final design for both weapons from a single provider in the first quarter of 2022.
Starting as early as next month, new recruits at Air Force Basic Military Training will begin training on the M4 carbine.
The Army will begin fielding the 6.8mm weapons that will replace M249 squad automatic weapons and M4/M4A1 carbines in 2021.
The new course will replace current marksmanship qualification course with one that requires soldiers to engage targets...
The service intends to have companies develop prototypes of both the rifle and auto rifle versions of the NGSW.
Army officials have figured out the cause and found a fix for a glitch in the selector switch of M4 and M4A1 carbines.
A DoD project to optimize the M4A1s used by U.S. Special Operations Command for continuous suppressed use is moving forward.