Sig Sauer nabs Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon contract


Date:2022-04-23 Source:breakingdefense By:AARON MEHTA and LEE F Viewed:

Army said the award comes after "rigorous" 27-month prototyping phase.
on April 19, 2022

Sig Sauer’s rifle entrant for the Next Generation Squad Weapon competition, then called the NGSW-R. (Screengrab Sig Sauer promotional video)
西格绍尔公司(Sig Sauer)的步枪参加下一代小队武器竞赛,后来被称为NGSW-R。(西格绍尔公司宣传视频截图)
WASHINGTON: The Army has awarded Sig Sauer the much-anticipated Next Generation Squad Weapon contract, the service announced today.
华盛顿:美国陆军今天宣布,陆军已授予西格绍尔公司(Sig Sauer)备受期待的下一代小队武器合同。
The decision followed what the Army said was a “rigorous 27-month prototyping and evaluation effort that included numerous technical tests and Soldier touch points of three competing prototype systems.”
这一决定是在军方称之为“为期27个月的严格原型设计和评估工作之后做出的,其中包括三个相互竞争的原型系统的大量技术测试和“士兵接触点(STP,Soldier Touch Points)”测试。”
Sig Sauer is on the hook now to make two different weapons: a new rifle dubbed the XM5, replacing the M4A1, and a new automatic rifle, the XM250, replacing the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon. Both will use a common 6.8mm cartridge and fire control system.
西格绍尔公司(Sig Sauer)现在正忙于制造两种不同的武器:一种被称为XM5的新型步枪,取代了M4A1,以及一种新的自动步枪XM250,取代了M249小队自动武器。两者都将使用通用的6.8毫米弹药和火控系统。
“Both weapons provide significant capability improvements in accuracy, range and overall lethality,” the Army said in its announcement. “They are lightweight, fire more lethal ammunition, mitigate recoil, provide improved barrel performance, and include integrated muzzle sound and flash reduction.”
美国陆军在声明中说:“这两种武器在准确性、射程和整体杀伤力方面都显着提高了能力。” “它们重量轻,发射更致命的弹药,减轻后坐力,提供改进的枪管性能,并包括集成的枪口声音和光焰减少。”
The initial delivery order for the 10-year, firm-fixed-price contract is $20.4 million for weapons and ammunition to undergo testing, the Army said. The contract also covers accessories, spares and “contractor support.”
The Next Generation Squad Weapons program is one of the Army’s 35 modernization priority programs and among the 24 programs that Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said would be in prototyping by sometime in fiscal 2023.
In 2019, then-Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley hailed the new squad weapon as “a weapon that could defeat any body armor, any planned body armor that we know of in the future,” according to Army Times. “This is a weapon that can go out at ranges that are unknown today. There is a target acquisition system built into this thing that is unlike anything that exists today. This is a very sophisticated weapon.”
据《陆军时报》报道,2019年,时任美国陆军参谋长的马克·米利上将(Mark Milley)称赞这种新的班用武器“可以击败任何防弹衣,任何我们知道的未来计划中的防弹衣”。“这是一种可以在今天未知的范围内发射的武器。它内置了一个目标捕获系统,与今天存在的任何武器都不一样。这是一种非常复杂的武器。”

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