You can lastly rest uncomplicated boys. The army has picked its new. short-term designated marksman’s rifle to be replaced shortly. Actually a smart use of tax dollars. Of course you know what corporation got the contract even prior to I inform you.. Retired Generals require to spend for their new properties and mistresses soon after all.
” The Army intends to start fielding the majority of its squad designated marksman rifles in May perhaps 2020, according to service officials.
The rifle, also identified as the SDMR, is a 7.62 mm gun that will serve as an interim option prior to the service switches more than to the subsequent-generation squad weapon, Col. Elliott Caggins, soldier lethality project manager at system executive workplace soldier,( and future H&K employee) told reporters Oct. 15 at the Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
“It is a bridge to subsequent-generation capability,” Caggins mentioned.
Appears I’ve heard that line prior to.
The weapon is currently fielded to a unit in the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, according to Lt. Col. Peter Stambersky, item manager for person weapons.
Heckler & Koch Defense Inc. ( yuge shocker there) is the prime contractor for the rifle, which was born out of a directed requirement. The corporation is on track to provide 350 per month, Stambersky mentioned. Chortle! We ll know what that “Requirement ” is I’d bet.
“These are examples of how we can use our personal acquisition acumen and our personal lessons discovered and our personal tools to generate capability fairly swiftly for the Army,” Caggins mentioned. My head just exploded more than this claim. Give me a second.. Ok. So they use lessons discovered to what? Choose one thing pretty costly that does the job no far better than slightly upgraded weapons currently in service just so they can say they got one thing new? If so then they confident did that.
According to a July news release, the corporation is slated to provide in between five,000 and six,000 squad designated marksman rifles in total. The weapon is a variant of H&K’s G28/HK417, which has a maximum productive variety and a higher initial-round hit probability up to 600 meters. Thinking about what the HK is going to expense, thats pathetic. Its not that the DMR is supposed to be a lot more correct for that function, it is just that with match ammo, the M4 with a couple of tweaks can do that all day and a new M4 in common trim can do the exact same.
The rifle is getting manufactured in Oberndorf, Germany, and is scheduled to arrive at H&K’s U.S. facility in Columbus, Georgia, early subsequent year, according to the release. Soon after their arrival, the corporation will set up scopes and mounts purchased by the Army beneath a separate agreement.
As a outcome of soldier feedback, the Army decided to place Sig Sauer Tango6 optics on the rifle and transform its buttstock, Stambersky mentioned.
“That’s what the soldiers wanted,” he mentioned. “It was all about soldier touchpoint, what they felt was the very best and what performed the very best in the course of our choice.”
Army Unique Operations Command has also shown interest in the SDMR, Stambersky noted.
Proper now, the service does not have a timeline for switching from the squad designated marksman rifle to the subsequent-generation squad weapon, Caggins mentioned. Initially unit equipped for the subsequent-gen program is slated for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022.
“It depends on the subsequent-generation squad weapon timeline,” he mentioned. “The Army could possibly preserve SDMR in the formation. I do not know.”
Textron Systems, Common Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems and SIG Sauer have been picked to create subsequent-generation squad weapon prototypes via other transaction authority agreements in September. To raise soldier lethality, the weapon will use a six.eight mm round rather than the present five.56 NATO round.
I’ve had adequate of this buzzwords and BS. Study a lot more advertising and marketing and army spin beneath.