One of America’s premier firearm manufacturers, Sig Sauer, has been declared the winner of the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapons Program.
Sig Sauer was selected as the winner with its submission of the NGSW-R(MCX Spear) and NGSW-AR(LMG-6.8). The military designations for the rifle will be the XM5 Rifle and the designation for the light machine gun will be the XM250.
This announcement was expected as a result of funding for these new rifles being in the President’s budget. The winner of the contract being Sig Sauer was also the most likely result.
The US Army and Sig Sauer have a fairly healthy relationship after the success of the Army’s adoption of the the SIG P320 as their main sidearm.
Here is the full announcement from the US Army: