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  • S. Korea: Special Rifle with Airbust Ammo Developed (Xk-11 KNR: much like OICW)

    11/20/2007 4:34:40 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 794+ views
  • M-16 Rifle May Be on Way Out of U.S. Army

    11/22/2003 1:50:36 PM PST · by Ex-Dem · 174 replies · 2,915+ views
    AP, Yahoo! ^ | 11-22-03 | Slobodan Lekic
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - After nearly 40 years of battlefield service around the globe, the M-16 may be on its way out as the standard Army assault rifle because of flaws highlighted during the invasion and occupation of Iraq (news - web sites). U.S. officers in Iraq say the M-16A2 the latest incarnation of the 5.56 mm firearm is quietly being phased out of front-line service because it has proven too bulky for use inside the Humvees and armored vehicles that have emerged as the principal mode of conducting patrols since the end of major fighting on May 1....
  • Will the OICW Rifle see combat in Iraq?

    11/30/2002 12:19:57 AM PST · by VaBthang4 · 69 replies · 3,133+ views
    strategypage.com ^ | November 28, 2002 | James F. Dunnigan
    Will it Work? New weapons, particularly very different new weapons, have a hard time gaining acceptance among the troops until the new gadget has performed well in combat. As a result, every time the U.S. gets involved in some new war, large or small, there is a lot of pressure from the weapons development crew to get some of their new stuff tried out against a real live enemy. One candidate for this treatment in the coming war with Iraq is SABR (or "Selectable Assault Battle Rifle, otherwise known as OICW or the XM29). This is an over and under...