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Thread: Marines seek new rifle
08-08-02, 08:33 AM #1
Marines seek new rifle
WASHINGTON – While most of the Pentagon's procurement efforts focus on exotic, high-tech gadgets for future wars, the Marine Corps is conducting an intense study on a replacement for its most basic, but perhaps most important, weapon – its rifle.
After six weeks of concentrated testing, a team soon will give Marine leaders a recommendation on which of two possible weapons should replace the M-16A2, an improved version of the Vietnam-vintage assault rifle.
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