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U.S. Army Spc. Francisco Jimenez, an infantryman assigned to Personal Security Detail, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, fires a round from an M4 carbine during marksmanship sustainment training in Mosul, Iraq, Sept. 29, 2010. The M4 Carbine is one of the weapons to which the M855A1 5.56mm Enhanced Performance Round is tailored.

The Army has outlined the competition that will select the best new carbine — and one that ultimately will face off against the improved M4A1 in a battle to become your next weapon.

The overall schedule of competition, testing, production and fielding is approximately three years to first unit equipped.

Source: Lance M. Bacon for Militarytimes.com.

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