First Photo of Textron’s NGSW Prototypes

The first photo of AAI/Textron’s Next Generation Squad Weapon prototypes has emerged. The NGSW-Rifle and NGSW-Automatic Rifle were photographed at Fort Benning, Georgia, during the Annual Maneuver Conference at the Fort’s Maneuver Centre. The 2019 Maneuver Warfighter Conference was held over two days, 10-12 September, and was attended by dozens of vendors specialising in small […]

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True Velocity Shows the 6.8mm Composite-Cased Cartridge of General Dynamics NGSW Submissions

True Velocity 6.8mm Composite-Cased General Dynsmics NGSW (1)True Velocity has published a press release confirming that their 6.8mm composite-cased ammunition has been selected to the next phase of the US Army’s NGSW program as the cartridge of General Dynamics’ firearm submissions. Moreover, they showed their actual NGSW cartridge. As my colleague Matthew Moss noticed, the press release also revealed an interesting fact […]

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Textron Talk About Their Next Generation Squad Weapon

Earlier this week Textron was one of three companies down-selected by the US Army for the Next Generation Squad Weapon program. TFB had the chance to have a brief chat with Wayne Prender Textron Systems’ Senior Vice President of Applied Technologies & Advanced Programs about the program and their entry into the program. While Textron were unable […]

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BREAKING: IWI Introduce the ARAD Rifle

ARADThe rumours have been doing the rounds for a while but Israel’s IWI has now announced the introduction of their new AR-pattern rifle, the ARAD. The ARAD uses a short-stroke gas piston operating system rather than the AR-15’s direct impingement system but shares many features with Stoner’s iconic rifle. The rifle is chambered in 5.56x45mm […]

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POTD: Kilo Coming Through

Time for some action in the Indian Ocean in this Photo Of The Day. Here we see U.S Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Sanders, a squad leader with Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), as he posts the rear security during visit, board, search and seizure training. This took place aboard […]

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BREAKING: SIG NGSW Prototype Unveiled To The Public

SIG NGSWLast week the US Army announced it had down selected three companies to supply prototypes for their Next Generation Squad Weapon program – to provide the Army’s next rifle (NGSW-R) and squad automatic weapon or automatic rifle (NGSW-AR). They have released the first photographs of the SIG NGSW prototype, with a box magazine fed rifle, […]

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POTD: Maritime Raid – Force Reconnaissance Marines

Photo Of The Day takes us to the Coral Sea as Force Reconnaissance Marines with the Maritime Raid Force provide security while clearing a ship during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise. This took place earlier in 2019 aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland. You can check more details about the ship here: […]

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