Army Ups Order for Short-term M4 Replacement—in 7.62 mm

Army Ups Order for Short-term M4 Replacement—in 7.62 mm

The Army has quintupled its order for an interim service rifle in 7.62 mm, which it needs to pierce enemy body armor and the current 5.56 mm round just won't do.

The Interim Combat Service Rifle, first referred to in a May 31 request for information that sought 10,000 rifles from commercial, off-the-shelf sources, has now shifted to a Commercial Opportunity Notice asking for 50,000 of the rifles in 7.62 mm.

The request is specifically to meet a “potential gap in the capability of ground forces and infantry to penetrate body armor using existing ammunition.”

The new post went online Aug. 4 and is giving industry until Sept. 6 to submit proposals and sample rifles for testing.

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