The 5 Firms Building Next Gen Squad Automatic Weapon Prototypes
Back in March, the U.S. Army put out a Prototype Opportunity Notice (PON) for the Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle (NGSAR), which will replace the M249 squad automatic weapon.
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Now the service has updated that notice, announcing the five companies selected to build NGSAR prototypes. Here they are:
- AAI Corporation Textron Systems – Hunt Valley, MD
- FN America LLC. – Columbia, SC
- General Dynamics-OTS Inc. – Williston, VT
- PCP Tactical, LLC – Vero Beach, FL
- Sig Sauer Inc. – Newington, NH
Based on the award notice, it looks like Textron, General Dynamics, PCP Tactical and Sig Sauer will each submit one prototype. FN America, which makes the M249 SAW, will submit two prototypes. Along with the prototype itself, companies will submit 2,000 rounds of ammunition; fire control system; bipod; suppressor; spare parts required for firing 2,000 rounds; special tools; and operator manuals.
Each manufacturer has 12 months to submit its prototype.
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Source:: Tactical Life