U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brogen Hohnholt, a mortarman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, attached to Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Central Command, fires a M2 .50 Cal. machine gun during live-fire unknown distance range in Southwest Asia, March 17, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Justin Huffty)

There's a bit of good news for Marines grunts tasked with rocking the iconic M2 .50 caliber machine gun: your loads are about to get a little bit lighter.

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Sig Sauer's MG 338 machine gun (Courtesy photo)

U.S. Special Operations Command has officially taken delivery of Sig Sauer's MG 338 machine gun, the company announced on Wednesday.

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Sig Sauer's .300 Winchester Magnum ammunition (Courtesy photo)

The Army has selected gunmaker Sig Sauer to produce .300 Winchester Magnum ammunition for the service's bolt-action M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle.

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An artist's depiction of the High Energy Laser and Integrated Optical-dazzler with Surveillance (HELIOS) in action. (Courtesy of Lockheed Martin)

The Navy plans on slapping a laser weapon on a littoral combat ship for the first time in the next year amid increased efforts to field high-energy laser systems aboard surface warships, USNI News reports.

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A Chengdu J-20 during the opening of Airshow China in Zhuhai in October 2016 (Wikimedia Commons/Alert5)

The Chinese military is exploring a potential laser weapon system to mount on various aircraft to give them an extra edge in a dogfight, according to a pair of recent procurement notices.

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A AGM-158C Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) deployed from a U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet in 2019 (U.S. Navy via Naval News)

The newest weapon in the Navy's arsenal is ready for action.

The Navy last week announced that the service's new AGM-158C Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) achieved early operational capability with the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet in August, a major milestone for the air-launched cruise missile.

The LRASM previously achieved EOC with the B-1B Lancer bomber back in December 2018.

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