True Velocity Delivers Next Gen 6.8mm Ammunition to US Army

TrueVelocity 68 TVCM
True Velocity was just awarded a contract to provide 170,000 rounds of 6.8mm TVCM lightweight ammo to the military. IMG True Velocity

U.S.A. -( True Velocity officials confirmed recently that the Texas-based technology company delivered more than 170,000 rounds of its 6.8mm TVCM lightweight ammunition to the U.S. Army in May as part of the Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) program.

“As a team, True Velocity is excited and proud to have delivered this significant order of next-generation ammunition to the Army in-full and on-time,” said True Velocity President Chris Tedford. “Our 6.8 TVCM composite-cased cartridge is capable of unprecedented ballistic performance, while simultaneously exceeding the Army’s expectations in terms of weight reduction.”

The U.S. Army down-selected True Velocity’s composite-cased ammunition in August 2019 for the NGSW modernization program. True Velocity submitted its 6.8mm composite-cased cartridge as part of an overall NGSW weapon system in partnership with General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems and firearm manufacturer Beretta.

True Velocity’s proprietary composite 6.8mm case design provides end-users with significant logistical and operational advantages over metal-hybrid cases and traditional brass cases, including substantially increased effective range and muzzle energy, a drastic reduction in cartridge weight and enhanced accuracy, regardless of weapon platform.

“True Velocity’s ammunition – and particularly our 6.8 TVCM cartridge – are changing the paradigm,” Tedford said. “It turns out you don’t have to operate at unsafe chamber pressures in order to generate increased velocity, enhanced terminal performance and improved accuracy. Our cartridge achieves all of these things, while maintaining safe operating pressures and drastically reducing the overall cartridge weight.”

The NGSW program is designed to provide the U.S. Army’s Close Combat Force with an enhanced 6.8mm cartridge replacement for the currently fielded 5.56x45mm round, as well as to replace the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon and the M4A1 with next-generation weapons.


True Velocity is an advanced technology company focused on the manufacture of superior composite-cased ammunition. Currently offered in a strategic range of calibers to meet defense, law enforcement and other applications, True Velocity’s premium composite-cased ammunition offers distinct advantages over conventional brass-cased munitions, including drastic weight reduction, heat signature elimination and significantly improved accuracy.

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1 year ago

Plastic cases. — Another form of gun control. IF brass cases are no longer used, reloaders are a thing of the past.

1 year ago
Reply to  Laddyboy

Did you also say the same thing when Speer came out with the aluminum cases with Berdan primers?

Last edited 1 year ago by RoyD
American Patriot
American Patriot(@american-patriot)
1 year ago

170K rds sure isn’t much for a military order…..I can store that much!

1 year ago

this is only for testing for the Textron/HK rifle.
SIG has their entry as well. the 277 Fury. steel primer pocket joined to a brass case.
SIG already has released a bolt action in their caliber.

Last edited 1 year ago by Orion
1 year ago

It’s good to see someone is getting ammunition.

1 year ago

Listing specifics like velocity in 16” and 10” barrels, actual pressure, the kind of cases and bullet weights and form, drop at 25,50,100,200,300 yards would be more that a long prose add for a company, which is what this article is!

Matt in Oklahoma
Matt in Oklahoma(@matt-in-oklahoma)
1 year ago
Reply to  Bill

Show me the money. I want to see those improvements over regular ammo

1 year ago

ballisticly…. both sig’s version and true velocity’s outperforms 556, 6.8spc AND 7.62X51.

1 year ago
Reply to  Bill

where have you been? the new .277 ammo parameters have been out there for over a year….. almost 2!!

1 year ago

Meanwhile, the same federal government wants to tax and ban single-use plastics for us. Rules for thee and not for me.
And separately, like the rest of the government contract and firearms industries, this marketing is full of lies to oversell an unremarkable product.