TITLE

Assault Rifles in a 5.56 mm Evolution

AUTHOR(S)
Kemp, Ian
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Armada International;Apr/May2007, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the evolution of 5.56 millimeter assault riffle. The U.S. Army decided to fund the Objective Combat Weapon (OICW) project to develop a weapon combining a 5.56 millimeter rifle and 20 millimeter grenade launcher with a sophisticated full-solution fire control system to replace the 5.56 millimeter M16 rifle/M4 carbine families from the mid-1990s. The SteyrMannlicher 5.56 millimeter Aug-A1 assault rifle from SME was being used by the Royal Malaysian Army since the 1980s.
ACCESSION #
24910965

 

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