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Post US Army Awards a Contract for Next Generation Squad Weapons

US Army Awards a Contract for Next Generation Squad Weapons
By: IndraStra Global - 04-22-22

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Cover Image Attribute: Sig Sauer photo of XM5 and XM250 rifles / Source: Sig Sauer

US Army Awards a Contract for Next Generation Squad Weapons
IndraStra Global Friday, April 22, 2022
By IndraStra Global News Team

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The contract's initial delivery order is worth $20.4 million and includes weapons and ammunition that will be tested. Accessories, spares, and contractor support are all included in the contract. Additionally, it allows for the acquisition of NGSW weapons by other Department of Defense services and, potentially, Foreign Military Sales countries.

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Type 1 - XM5 MCX-SPEAR
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The XM5 Rifle will replace the M4/M4A1 carbine within the close combat force, while the XM250 Automatic Rifle will replace the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon.


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Type XM250 SIG-LMG

Both weapons significantly enhance accuracy, range, and overall lethality. In addition, they are compact, fire more lethal ammunition, reduce recoil, increase barrel performance, and incorporate integrated muzzle sound and flash reduction.

Both guns shoot standard 6.8-millimeter ammunition supplied by the government and cartridges designed by vendors. The new bullet comprises a variety of tactical and training rounds that improve accuracy and make emerging threats more dangerous than both 5.56mm and 7.62mm ammunition.

The XM5 and XM250 will be coupled with the XM157 Fire Control, a ruggedized advanced fire control system that improves the close combat force's accuracy and lethality. The XM157 features a variable magnification optic (1X8), backup engraved reticle, laser rangefinder, ballistic calculator, atmospheric sensor suite, compass, Intra-Soldier Wireless, visible and infrared targeting lasers, and a digital display overlay. It is manufactured in Barneveld, Wisconsin, by Vortex Optics, a subsidiary of Sheltered Wings.
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O Almighty Lord God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest; Protect and assist, we beseech thee, all those who at home or abroad, by land, by sea, or in the air, are serving this country, that they, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore in all perils; and being filled with wisdom and girded with strength, may do their duty to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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