Assault Rifles in a 5.56 mm Evolution

Kemp, Ian
April 2007
Armada International;Apr/May2007, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p36
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.


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