True Velocity 6.8mm ammo selected by Army, Lonestar Future Weapons

Back in November, we asked what the U.S. Army’s Next-Gen 6.8mm round might look like. Well, now we know, and it is indeed a next generation approach to ammunition. The Army recently selected True Velocity 6.8mm for the Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) program.

Army NGSW Selects True Velocity 6.8mm

What makes True Velocity most interesting is arguably its composite case design. True Velocity submitted its ammunition as part of an overall NGSW weapon system in partnership with General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, as well as Beretta Defense Technologies.

The proprietary 6.8mm case design provides end users with significant logistical and operational advantages over traditional brass-cased ammunition, according to True Velocity. It delivers substantially increased effective range and muzzle energy, drastic reduction in cartridge weight and enhanced accuracy. The combination of True Velocity’s ammunition with the General Dyamics OTS weapon submission results in a state-of-the-art weapon system. It’s capable of long-range lethality, short recoil impulse, significant ballistic improvements and enhanced operational effectiveness, according to True Velocity.

“True Velocity’s 6.8mm composite case design produces a level of performance, consistency and efficiency never before seen in small arms ammunition,” said Chris Tedford, president and chief operating officer for True Velocity. “Combining True Velocity’s innovation and technology with the expertise of General Dynamics OTS and Beretta results in a weapon system solution that exceeds NGSW requirements and provides the U.S. Army with a definitive edge on the field of battle.”

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