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    US Army Awards General Atomics a Contract to Develop Railguns

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com On March 1st, 2018 General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has announced that they have been awarded a US Army contract through the Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC). The contract will allow the General Atomics to evaluate and develop electromagnetic railguns. This research will be accomplished in support of the U.S. Army […] More

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    US Army Developing a ‘Third Arm’ For Soldiers

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com The US Army’s ‘Third Arm’ is designed to redistribute some of the weight soldiers carry in their arms and shoulders to their abdomen. This could make carrying heavy equipment and weapons over long distances much easier, lowering the short and long-term impact on troops’ health. Launched in 2015, the […] More

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    US Army Calls for Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle Prototypes

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com The US Army’s Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle (NGSAR) program is moving forward with a Prototype Opportunity Notice scheduled for publication later this week. The US Army Contracting Command has issued a draft Prototype Opportunity Notice (PON) for the NGSAR. Before the PON is issued the Contracting Command is looking for […] More

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    PEO Soldier CO Visits Textron, Test Fires Cased Telescoped Light Machine Gun

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier’s new commanding officer Brigadier General Anthony Potts has gotten to grips with one of PEO Soldier’s most interesting projects, Textron’s Cased Telescoped Light Machine Gun. The Cased Telescoped Light Machine Gun (CT LMG), which fired polymer cased telescoped ammunition, is part of the Lightweight Small Arms […] More

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    US Army Looks to Private Sector to Overhaul M107s

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com The US Army Contracting Command is in search of private sector contractors to repair its M107 Long Range Sniper Rifles. A revised sources sought notice was posted earlier this month. The sources sought notice was originally posted over a year ago on 8th February 2017 but was reposted at the end […] More

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    US Army Wants Powder Metal Gun Barrels

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com Last Thursday, we discussed the US Army’s solicitation for combustible cartridge cases. Today, we’ll take a look at another interesting solicitation published in the same US government program called SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research). This time the Army is looking for powder metal small arms barrels. A liner made […] More

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    US Army is Looking For Novel Combustible Cartridge Cases for Next Generation Small Arms Ammunition

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com “Novel Combustible Cartridge Cases for Next Generation Small Arms Ammunition” – this is precisely the title of a solicitation of the US Army published on the website of a US Government program called SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research). Cased Telescoped ammunition and weapons (LSAT) developments by Textron Systems designed […] More

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    TFB REVIEW: GLOCK MHS Submission Available As The 19X

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com Glock’s newest, and likely to be most talked about firearm for 2018, is the model 19X. The Glock 19X is meant to be a crossover that will hopefully allow consumers to do so with confidence. The Glock 19X is a step into a new direction and quite possibly a new iteration […] More

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    CMP Emails List of Requirements for 1911 Purchase

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com We’ve been hearing the rumors since May 2015 that the U.S. Government might release 10,000 surplus M1911 pistols to the Civilian Marksmanship Program (per year). Speculation that historical IPSC-type matches could result raised interest, and when the National Defense Act of 2016 was passed it allowing the US Army to transfer […] More

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