NGSW Rifle (NGSW-R)
The NGSW-FC will serve as the fire control for the Next Generation Squad Weapons – Rifle and Automatic Rifle. The NGSW-FC is the planned replacement for the Close Combat Optic, Rifle Combat Optic, and Machine Gun Optic within the Close Combat Force (Infantry, Cavalry Scouts and Combat Engineers). The NGSW program significantly increases lethality and probability of hit at the squad level. Due to the nature of the NGSW ammunition, the 6.8mm projectile will outperform even the most modern 5.56mm and 7.62mm ammunition. These weapon systems will give Soldiers significant capability improvements in accuracy, range, signature management, and lethality.
The NGSW Rifle (NGSW-R) is a modular, piston driven, select fire, magazine fed, 6.8mm rifle. Its fully ambidextrous controls are similar to M4/M4A1 carbine operations with additional ergonomic features to enhance user operation, including non-reciprocating left side charging handle, collapsible/side folding buttstock, and free floating MLOK® handguard. The weapon was designed to be suppressed and comes with a quick detach suppressor optimized for the system to deliver reduction in both sound and visible flash signatures with a significant decrease in the flow of gases back to the receiver.