US Army eyes new automatic rifle that fires with pressure equivalent to tank: report
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    US Army eyes new automatic rifle that fires with pressure equivalent to tank: report

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/us-army-t...assault-rifles

    By Bradford Betz | Fox News

    A new Army assault rifle will tear through any body armor with the pressure of a battle tank, strike from unprecedented ranges, and withstand the rigors of weather, terrain and soldier use, Army Chief of Staff. Gen. Mark Milley told The Military Times.

    The new 6.8mm rifles, which are expected to be in use by 2022, will offer major improvements in capabilities over the decades-old M16 and M4 weapons, the Army claims.

    The “Next Generation Squad Weapon program,” is an Army initiative but has had input from Marines and special operations forces, according to The Times. Milley has described it as “better than any weapon on earth today, by far,” and a “pretty impressive gun.”

    The so-called Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle (NGSAR) will "weigh less, shoot farther, and pack more punch than the service’s existing infantry weapons," Col. Geoffrey A. Norman told Task & Purpose.

    The goal, Norman said, is to equip soldiers with rifles that fire "a small bullet at the pressure equivalent to what a tank would fire."

    Norman cited the Army’s shift from the urban environments of Iraq and Syria to the open terrain of Afghanistan and "near-peer threats like Russia."

    “For the past 10 or 15 years, we’ve been really focused on the requirement of lethal effects against unprotected targets,” Norman said. “Now we’re looking at near-peer threats like Russia and others. We need to have lethal effects against protected targets and we need to have requirements for long-range lethality in places like Afghanistan, where you’re fighting from mountaintop to mountaintop over extended ranges.”

    The upgrades in soldiers’ weaponry will necessarily require changes in training, Army spokesman Lt. Col. Christopher Ophardt told The Times.
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    They should have gone with the FN SCAR-H
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    Quote Originally Posted by USMC Reaper View Post
    They should have gone with the FN SCAR-H
    Seriously.


    This sounds like quite a waste of money. Switching calibers? Not sure how they can justify that price. I think every base and role is about covered with what they have caliber wise. I sure would prefer a SCAR over In Afghanistan though.

    Just got an Elcan Specter TR 1-3-9 to put on my SCAR, along with a Giselle trigger. Excited to take it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilderness medic View Post
    Seriously.


    This sounds like quite a waste of money. Switching calibers? Not sure how they can justify that price. I think every base and role is about covered with what they have caliber wise. I sure would prefer a SCAR over In Afghanistan though.

    Just got an Elcan Specter TR 1-3-9 to put on my SCAR, along with a Giselle trigger. Excited to take it out.
    7.62 x 51, why breach doors when you can kill them through the walls. You have a superb weapon system there, enjoy it and stack bodies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by USMC Reaper View Post
    7.62 x 51, why breach doors when you can kill them through the walls. You have a superb weapon system there, enjoy it and stack bodies!
    Loved the 7.62x51, carried an M14 for a while there with one heck of a punch!
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