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    Roger that

    LOL!
     
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    interestingly,
    “Deploy or Get Out” Will Impact About 1,600 Airmen http://airforcemag.com/DRArchive/Pages/2018/October 2018/October 05 2018/The-Impact-of-Deploy-or-Get-Out-No-Change-in-US-Operations-After-S-300-Deployment-Flying-Faster-to-Save-Fuel.aspx
    and

    "Cmdr. Richard Huth, the deputy director of Distribution Management at Navy Personnel Command, counts about 20,000 personnel who can’t qualify today for sea duty.

    That’s roughly 5 percent of the force."

    according to
    Go to sea or go home! https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/10/04/go-to-sea-or-go-home/

    there's a Czech phrase like
    Military Is Not https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wet_nurse
    (it rhymes in Czech, I like it since I've never served, LOL!
     
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    and now comes a related question
    The US Army is preparing to fight in Europe, but can it even get there? https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2...to-fight-in-europe-but-can-it-even-get-there/
    ... the article goes on below due to size limit
     
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    the rest of
    The US Army is preparing to fight in Europe, but can it even get there? https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2...to-fight-in-europe-but-can-it-even-get-there/
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    LOL I wrongly thought it's "Big Five" modernization priorities, but it's ... Army Moves $25B To Big Six, Including New 6.8mm Rifle
    source: https://breakingdefense.com/2018/10/army-moves-25b-to-big-six-including-new-6-8mm-rifle/
     
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    any mechanism can be "finicky" if you change the operating pressure and temperature. Don't train operators for basic maintenance, intentionally leave out cleaning supplies. Don't include proper environmental protection for the environment of its deployment and insist on supporting it with third party out of spec replacement parts. Even the Vaunted AKM would and has failed from such.
    The new ammo is not the same as the 6.8 SPC or SPC II it's a new low drag round. The cartridges for it will likely be of a reduced weight type possibly polymer cases telescoped.
    Recoil mitigation and weight reduction might mean a weapon with similar weight and impulse to M4A1. The biggest loser will likely be the LMG version which has to be far lighter then the 17 pound M249.
     
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    now
    Replacing the Bradley is the top priority for the Army’s next-gen combat vehicle modernization team https://www.defensenews.com/digital...s-next-gen-combat-vehicle-modernization-team/
     
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    BREAKING: US Army to REBOOT Next Generation Squad Weapons Program? https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/10/05/new-draft-next-generation-squad-weapons/
     
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    Probably based off the Lynx41 due to the larger size. I really hope the Army looks at a bigger gun than the 25mm Or 30mm the European 40mm CTA cannons would give a nice edge in kill potential.
    Now then, I am a TFB reader so yeah I saw this. Farther more I submit SIG Sauer's new concepts shown at AUSA18 including a 8.6NM Machine gun for Socom and the MCX-MR prototype for this with 3 piece ammo.
    So then
    Two weapons a single caliber.
    General Milley is quoted by military.com in regards to a possible smart sight for this. Note the suppressor requirement the Army is taking an interest in soldier infantry signature reduction. In the final product I expect the Army to require compatibility with accessory weapons in the form of M320 and under barrel shotguns either M26 Or a Sucessor like the Crye Precision Six-12 revolver

    The Army for now is leaving Belt fed or magazine fed for LMG at the builders discretion. Again suppressor.
    Now General Milley
    Gen Mark Milley US Army https://www.military.com/kitup/2018...-new-details-68mm-next-gen-squad-weapons.html
    This seems connected to the Family of Weapon Sights I, alternatively DARPA built a smart sight system a few years back there is a new Israeli firm Smart Shooter and of course commercial option Tracking point (which seems more DMR/Sniper oriented compared to the previous options) but this is where the issue of electromagnetic pulse and cyber-attacks come in. The optic and rifle have to have a autistic mode. A more mode of operation where in the soldier can revert to basics and isolate the weapon from outside interference. Now EMP is over stated in what it can do, most electrical equipment doesn't suddenly become a paperweight after a single EMP it requires a constant generation to do that but that can be done with a EMP generator creating a dead zone. The bigger issue would be cyber, a group of Hackers disabled a Tracking point rifle a while back so you can see the potential problem.
     
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    I thought you had
    interesting expression I mean "autistic mode"
     
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