(U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, police call for brass after conducting a live fire exercise during Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 15 at Crow Valley, Philippines, Oct. 6, 2014. (U.S. Marine Corps/MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Richard Currier)
A Marine infantry battalion at Camp Lejeune has still not located the pair of rifles that went missing in a training area in North Carolina late December, according to a Marine Corps spokesman.
Heckler & Koch Defense Inc. will soon begin delivering thousands of 7.62mm squad-designated marksman rifles to the Army to give infantry and other close-combat units a better chance of penetrating enemy body armor.
H&K will deliver "between 5,000 and 6,000" variants of the G28 rifle, which the Army plans to issue as its new squad designated marksman rifle (SDMR), according to a July 12 H&K news release.
Engineers with the Army Research Laboratory are working on a new infantry weapon that, at half the weight and length of the M4 carbine, is capable of firing rounds at double the muzzle velocity of a standard-issue sidearm that could easily defeat enemy body armor.
Army veteran Chris Capelluto reviews the life long tease from the Army about the 5.56mm switch to 6.8mm SPC rounds and provides a brief history of all the military's successful different main battle rifle and ammo adoptions.