December 13, 2018
The U.S. Army is eyeing a new assault rifle that can rip through body armor with the power of a battle tank.
A lineup of Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifles (NGSAR) are expected to be in troops hands as soon as 2022, according to The Military Times.
The 6.8mm rifles not only pack greater force, but also feature improved precision from greater distances and are also able to handle all-weather and terrain encountered by soldiers.
Army officials are so pleased with the outcome that they say the rifles are ‘better than any weapon on earth today, by far.’
‘This is a weapon that could defeat any body armor, any planned body armor that we know of in the future,’ Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told Military Times.
‘This is a weapon that can go out at ranges that are unknown today and that you can see accurately.
This article was posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 5:03 am