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US Border Patrol agents are carrying M4s with silencers, night-vision goggles, riding in armored vehicles, helicopters, and even horses with visors.
The Marines have their eyes on a new rifle, but the Army says it’s forging ahead with a totally new, next-generation weapon
The Army and Marine Corps are looking at ways to give their riflemen more firepower but have settled on different ways to do it.
Not every Marine will receive the new rifle, but its wider distribution will likely be accompanied by a variety of new gear.
The ICSR program took several turns during its short life, but it appears to be officially done.
The Army wants to upgrade its weapons to increase their lethality and maintain a competitive advantage on the battlefield.
Plans for a short-term replacement for the M4/M16 rifle were reportedly scrapped in September, but one senior official says its still being discussed.
Discussions about replacing the M4 have been going on since this spring, but an official contract solicitation was only offered in August. Now it's scrapped.
The Marines have partnered with the Army to roll out a new, more compact side arm, and both branches may soon adopt new rifles.
The Army is requesting proposals to replace the M249, seeking "capability improvements in accuracy, range, and lethality."
The Army and Marine Corps want big changes for their infantry arsenals — and Congress seems to be on board
Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee have pushed for a speedy roll out of new infantry rifles for the US Army and Marine Corps.