US Army looking for a new 7,62mm automatic weapon 80806172

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US Army looking for a new 7,62mm automatic weapon
The US Army has invited bids for a 7.62mm automatic weapon, seeking to get an estimate on lead time and cost to purchase 10,000 new assault rifles that shoot armor piercing bullets.
     
The US Army has invited bids for a 7.62mm automatic weapon, seeking to get an estimate on lead time and cost to purchase 10,000 new assault rifles that shoot armor piercing bullets.
     
Weapons procurement staff for the US Army, seeking a new and much more stronger 7.62mm bullet automatic assault rifle, have posted a request for information (RFI) to "identify sources for a combat rifle system,". The current M4 infantry weapon is a "gas operated, air cooled, magazine fed, selective rate, shoulder fired weapon with a collapsible stock," and is the standard gun for almost all US soldiers.

The new Interim Combat Service Rifle will use technology similar to the existing M4, however it must also fire the larger rounds and, according to the RFI, be able to use either a 16- or a 20-inch barrel, implement a "collapsible buttstock," and load a detachable 20 round magazine. All that gas-powered, air-cooled lethality must also come in at under 12 pounds unloaded, and with no optical attachment.
 

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