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The Army is looking for a new machine gun, and the Marines might get a new caliber, too

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The Army has begun a multiyear study to determine what will replace its platoon-level machine gun, the M240. The Platoon Arms and Ammunition Configuration Study was referenced during a panel discussion Thursday at the National Defense Industrial Association’s annual Armaments, Robotics and Munitions event. Col. Rhett Thompson, director of the Army’s Soldier Requirements Division, said […]

The Army is looking for a new machine gun, and the Marines might get a new caliber, too

the-army-is-looking-for-a-new-machine-gun,-and-the-marines-might-get-a-new-caliber,-too

The Army has begun a multiyear study to determine what will replace its platoon-level machine gun, the M240. The Platoon Arms and Ammunition Configuration Study was referenced during a panel discussion Thursday at the National Defense Industrial Association’s annual Armaments, Robotics and Munitions event. Col. Rhett Thompson, director of the Army’s Soldier Requirements Division, said […]

Anti-microbial, machine washable face masks coming to soldiers to help protect against coronavirus

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The Army has secured a contract for more than 180,000 face masks, so soldiers won’t have to permanently rely on ad-hoc items like neck gaiters and t-shirts, which may or may not effectively filter out coronavirus-sized particles. Those cloth face coverings are scheduled to be delivered between May 1 and June 19. The masks are […]