SIG Sauer recently announced the delivery of its Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) system to the U.S. Army. The submission includes 6.8 hybrid ammunition, NGSW-AR lightweight machine guns, NGSW-R rifles and suppressors.
SIG Sauer Delivers Next Generation Squad Weapons
“The SIG SAUER next Generation Squad Weapons system is the only submission entirely designed, engineered and manufactured by a single American company. We are proud to deliver this comprehensive solution to the U.S. Army, with new capabilities to enhance mission effectiveness for our soldiers on the battlefield,” began Ron Cohen, President & CEO SIG SAUER, Inc. “Our ammunition, machine gun, rifle, and suppressors far surpass the performance of the legacy weapons system in range and lethality, offer exponentially better maneuverability, and are significantly lighter in weight.”
SIG SAUER 6.8mm Hybrid Ammunition
SIG’s 6.8 ammo enhances mission effectiveness, according to SIG. The high-pressure, compact round combines a significant reduction in weight. It brings the ability to handle higher pressures, resulting in increased velocity and greater penetration.
SIG SAUER Lightweight Machine Gun (NGSW-AR)
The SIG NGSW-AR light machine gun reduces soldier load. It comes in 40-percent lighter than current systems. Yet it dramatically reduces felt recoil while maintaining traditional belt-fed operation. The MG 6.8mm machine gun features ambidextrous AR-style ergonomics. It employs quick-detach magazines, increased M1913 rail space and quick-detach suppressor. Ultimately, it greatly improves upon the operation and function of the M249, according to SIG.
SIG SAUER Rifle (NGSW-R)
The SIG NGSW-R comprises a lightweight rifle built on a foundation of SIG weapons. It features a fully collapsible and floating stock, rear and side charging handle, and free-floating reinforced M-LOK handguard. Fully ambidextrous controls and quick-detach suppressors round out the package.
SIG SAUER Next Generation Suppressors
SIG Next Generation suppressors reduce backflow and signature. It features a low flash with a quick-detach design.
“I am very proud that every component of the SIG SAUER Next Generation Squad Weapons system was manufactured at our SIG SAUER facilities in New Hampshire and Arkansas and is entirely American made. Our engineers have worked in concert to optimize the system, ensuring that every component is synchronized, and our soldiers are equipped for the demands of the modern battlefield,” added Cohen. “Additionally, I would be remiss if I did not recognize the hard work and dedication of the entre team whom worked tirelessly in these unprecedented times, in the face of a pandemic, to deliver the SIG SAUER NGSW system to the U.S. Army.”
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