Saturday, June 10, 2006


ACE has previously posted on the US Marines' search for an IAR, an Infantry Automatic Rifle, to replace the M249 SAW. The major difference between the light machine gun in service and the IAR is that the latter will be magazine rather than belt fed.

Defense Review has details of a Colt weapon which may fit the bill- and they also have exclusive pictures to go along with it. So far we don't even know the name of this new weapon but it seems to be a heavy barrelled M16 with a gas piston system, monolithic upper and 100-round Beta Mag.

Hopefully more details will be forthcoming shortly.

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