Winchester Awarded NGSW Tracer Manufacturing Study Contract

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Winchester, the largest manufacturer of small caliber ammunition for the U.S. military, announced that the U.S. Army has awarded the company a $9 million cost-plus contract to complete a manufacturing study in support of tracer projectile production for the 6.8mm Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) program. IMG Jim Grant

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Winchester, the largest manufacturer of small caliber ammunition for the U.S. military, announced that the U.S. Army has awarded the company a $9 million cost-plus contract to complete a manufacturing study in support of tracer projectile production for the 6.8mm Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) program.

Work will be performed at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) in Independence, Missouri, the United States’ only government-owned, contractor-operated small caliber ammunition production facility.

“Winchester is very excited to begin executing this critical 6.8mm NGSW trace ammunition study at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant,” said Brett Flaugher, President of Winchester.

“With the goal of improving soldier capability, this groundbreaking work will utilize new tracer technology to create robust production processes and enable the transition of prototype trace technology into fielded NGSW tracer ammunition. This NGSW tracer ammunition produced at Lake City will equip the future American Warfighter and help maintain the safety and defense of our nation.”


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ashort

Personally I think the 6.8 ngsw program is a joke, an a complete waist of tax payer dollars. now I have Jo problem with wanting a larger caliber but that is where the 7.62/308 comes in with the stockpile of arms already in existence, such as the Scar 17, AR-10 and several others. Besides I would be hard pressed to believe the the new NGSW XM5 Sig MCX Spear 6.8 would replace the M4 5.56/223 many have tried over the last several Decades but eventually faltered and failed. Then there would be the nightmare of the logistic of introducing a… Read more »

DaveW

Don’t know much about needing countries like Ukraine to be able to defend themselves. The American Revolution would probably have failed if were it not for the French coming to our aid against the Brits. We are now doing the same thing for Ukraine. Tracers are important. They give a soldier some plaice to put rounds in poor visibility. There are things a drone is not capable of doing, like aim a soldiers rifle for him. The M-16 and its ammo has been around for 50 years, and you say “I cannot share the information”? Talk about BS. I carried the… Read more »

musicman44mag

What BS wasting money on tracer rounds. In the day of drones, new AI dogs and robots, Infared and thermal imaging etc. We don’t need to waste money on stuff like this.

I know from military experience what a 5.56 round is capable of doing though I cannot share the information. It is amazing and a steel core round is laughable in comparison.

Orion

you dont know what you dont know. this new round exceeds all other existing military rifle ammunition in its performance. penetrating all known soldier worn ballistic armor to 500 yds is no small feat but…. it needs a computerized optic to ensure none of the 20 rds in the mag are wasted.
Sig’s new Spear is an amazing rifle, its suppressor has shown to be effective AND durable and the military’s bimetal cased ammo does exactly what it was designed to do.
the completely package is expensive and more importantly, is it really needed?
That should be the question.