Lonestar Future Weapons announced last week it has entered into a strategic partnership with composite-cased ammunition manufacturer True Velocity.
SIG Sauer recently delivered its last lot of firearms, ammunition and matching equipment for testing by the U.S. Army in its search for a Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) system.
The U.S. military awarded FN America a five-year contract on Feb. 13 worth $119,216,309 for M4 and M4A1 carbines chambered in 5.56 NATO.
The contract awarded to SIG Sauer for the U.S. Army NGSW contract encompassed an entirely new weapons system, complete with new 6.8 mm ammunition.
Speculation surrounded FN America's unveiling of a 6.5 Creedmoor machine gun at the 2019 SOFIC conference. However, senior military officials confirmed to Shooting Illustrated that the focus for future weapon-system calibers would be on 6.8mm options.