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SIG SAUER Delivers Next Generation Squad Weapons to U.S. Army

NEWINGTON, N.H., (June 1, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is proud to announce the recent delivery of the Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) system to the U.S. Army, consisting of lightweight high-performance 6.8mm hybrid ammunition, NGSW-AR lightweight machine guns, NGSW-R rifles, and suppressors.

“The SIG SAUER next Generation Squad Weapons system is the only submission entirely designed, engineered and manufactured by a single American company.  We are proud to deliver this comprehensive solution to the U.S. Army, with new capabilities to enhance mission effectiveness for our soldiers on the battlefield,” began Ron Cohen, President & CEO SIG SAUER, Inc.  “Our ammunition, machine gun, rifle, and suppressors far surpass the performance of the legacy weapons system in range and lethality, offer exponentially better maneuverability, and are significantly lighter in weight.”

The features and benefits of the complete SIG SAUER Next Generation Weapons Systems are:

SIG SAUER 6.8mm Hybrid Ammunition: designed to enhance mission effectiveness, this high-pressure, compact round combines a significant reduction in weight, with the ability to handle higher pressures resulting in increased velocity and greater penetration.  Additionally, based on the cartridge design and the traditional manufacturing processes, the growth potential of the SIG 6.8mm ammunition is exponential.

SIG SAUER Lightweight Machine Gun (NGSW-AR): with an emphasis on significant reductions in soldier load and enhanced combat performance, SIG SAUER designed the NGSW-AR to be 40% lighter than current systems, and dramatically reduce felt recoil while maintaining traditional belt-fed operation to increase down range capability.  The MG 6.8mm machine gun features ambidextrous AR style ergonomics, quick detach magazines, increased M1913 rail space, quick detach suppressor and vastly improves upon the operation and function of the legacy M249.

SIG SAUER Rifle (NGSW-R): a lightweight rifle built on the foundation of the SIG SAUER weapons in service with the premier fighting forces across the globe combined with the added firepower of the 6.8mm round.  Features include a fully collapsible and floating stock, rear and side charging handle, free-floating reinforced M-LOK™ handguard, full ambidextrous controls, and quick-detach suppressor.

SIG SAUER Next Generation Suppressors: designed to reduce harmful backflow and signature that feature low flash with a quick detach design.

“I am very proud that every component of the SIG SAUER Next Generation Squad Weapons system was manufactured at our SIG SAUER facilities in New Hampshire and Arkansas and is entirely American made.  Our engineers have worked in concert to optimize the system, ensuring that every component is synchronized, and our soldiers are equipped for the demands of the modern battlefield,” added Cohen.  “Additionally, I would be remiss if I did not recognize the hard work and dedication of the entre team whom worked tirelessly in these unprecedented times, in the face of a pandemic, to deliver the SIG SAUER NGSW system to the U.S. Army.”

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10 Responses to “SIG SAUER Delivers Next Generation Squad Weapons to U.S. Army”

  1. BS says:

    So they were chosen as a NGSW provider or this is just a test lot?

  2. TominVA says:

    “The SIG SAUER next Generation Squad Weapons system is the only submission entirely designed, engineered and manufactured by a single American company.”

    Submission, so I’m guessing it’s for evaluation.

    • SSD says:

      Have you missed the past two years? Next Gen Squad Weapons…

      • TominVA says:

        I’ve missed the past two years, more or less. My point was, based on the post, this is not an award – a point you confirmed above.

  3. Seamus says:

    How much you wanna bet that Sig radically underbids every other competitor, just like the MHS Competition. It would be too tempting for them not to as it may just be there first time ever to have a single company making rifles, machine-guns and pistols for the US Army.

  4. Joglee says:

    I think stuff had the most useable looking entrants.

    The other two companies look like design concepts and not field ready rifles. They could also use the case technology for other existing calibers and reduce soldier burden across the board in every caliber.

  5. mark says:

    Any idea of the cartridge weight for the SIG 6.8?

    The Textron and True Velocity polymer cartridges are reportedly 15-15.5g.

    Curious what level of weight savings is possible with hybrid brass/steel case design.