The 75th Ranger Regiment, Green Berets and other U.S. special operations ground forces will be equipped with the conventional Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapons. “We are an enthusiastic supporter of the Army’s 6.8mm Next Generation Squad Weapons,” Col. Joel Babbitt, of Program Executive Officer Special Operations Forces Warrior, told Military.com recently.
The Marines aren't done issuing the M27, but they're already looking to replace it with Army's next-gen rifle
The Marine Corps is still fielding the M27 infantry automatic rifles to grunts as their new standard service weapon. But the Corps is already looking at the Army's Next Generation Squad Weapon as its own future infantry rifle. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
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