US Army is beginning to use new automatic rifles that fire with the force of a TANK as soon as 2022 reports claims
- The 6.8mm Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifles package enhanced strength, increased precision and is resistant to all weather conditions and terrain encountered by troops
- They are expected to replace outdated M16 and M249 weapons that are currently in use
- US Army would also receive advanced night vision and guidance systems in 2019
The US military is looking at a new assault rifle that can fire through bulletproof vests with the power of a battle tank.
It is expected that a series of Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifles (NGSAR) will be in troops in 2022, according to The Military Times.
The 6.8 mm guns not only take more power, but also have improved precision from greater distances and are also resistant to all-weather and terrain that soldiers encounter.
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The US military is looking at a new assault rifle that can fire through bulletproof vests with the power of a battle tank. It is expected that the next generation of automatic rifles will be in troops hands by 2022
Officials of the army are so happy with the outcome that they say that the guns are by far better than any other weapon on earth, & # 39 ;.
& # 39; This is a weapon that can defeat any bulletproof vests, any planned bulletproof vests that we know in the future & # 39 ;, said Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley against Military Times.
& # 39; This is a weapon that can go out at distances that are unknown today and that you can see accurately.
& # 39; There is a target acquisition system built into this thing that is different than what exists today & # 39 ;, said Milley.
He added that it is a very advanced weapon & # 39; is that probably & # 39; file & # 39; is against many of the conditions that soldiers endure.
Pictured is a prototype version of the Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle, made by Textron. The weapon is resistant to all weather conditions and areas encountered by soldiers
& # 39; It will withstand all weather conditions of the weather, the terrain and the use of soldiers, and all that kind of stuff, & # 39; Milley told Military Times.
& # 39; This is a pretty impressive weapon. It will be far better than any weapon on earth. & # 39;
Army soldiers currently use dated M16 / M4 weapons that were distributed for the first time more than 50 years ago.
Once they are ready to go, they also replace the approximately 80,000 M249 automatic weapons that are currently in use.
The new weapon is initially the target for combat units such as infantry, scouts and special operations, according to The Military Times.
It weighs less, is more powerful than earlier assault rifles and can shoot further – the range of soldiers varies from 300 meters to 600 meters.
Natural differences in the terrain may interfere with the extended range of the gun, but according to the service power & barrier penetration & # 39; provide them with more protection against different environments, such as urban obstacles, according to Military Times.
& # 39; The chamber pressure for the standard assault rifle is about 45 KSI [kilopound per square inch]but we are looking for between 60 and 80 KSI … the chamber pressure when an M1 Abrams tank fires in that order, "a source told task & goal.
Army soldiers currently use dated M16 and M4 weapons that were distributed for the first time more than 50 years ago. The new weapons replace the approximately 80,000 M249 weapons in use
We want to reach about 600 meters and have deadly consequences, even if the target is protected by bulletproof clothing. & # 39;
The Army sent a prototype notification of a 6.8 mm light machine gun in October and has since announced that the prototypes for the new weapon are expected to be ready for test fires in the next summer.
In addition to new assault rifles, troops will receive advanced night vision and advanced targeting systems by the end of next year.
The US is not the only country that focuses on developing the latest generation of weapons.
The Chinese army has built a Star Wars-like laser AK-47 that "hurts" beyond the endurance & # 39; can cause.
The handheld weapon can hit targets at half a mile away with the aid of an energy beam that can not be seen, but that & # 39; direct carbonisation & # 39; of human skin.
The weapon, which is powerful enough to pass through windows, can burn through clothing in a fraction of a second, claiming scientists who have not been named because of the sensitivity of the project.
WHAT IS CHINA & # 39; S STAR WARS-LIKE LASER RIFLE?
China has developed a Laser Wars assault rifle that is capable of burning targets at great distances.
Researchers claim that the futuristic device can burn clothes in a fraction of a second and scorch the skin.
Below are some specifications of the weapon, as reported by developer ZKZM Laser:
Range: 800 meters (0.5 miles)
Weight: 3kg (6.6lb)
Caliber: 15 mm
Production costs: £ 11,000 ($ 15,000) per unit
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