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Mortality remains a priority for the dismounted soldier and special operations forces (MTR), as well as pistols and revolvers. In Afghanistan, the multinational force in International Contingent of Security Assistance (ISAF) 5.56 mm assassins rifles and 9 mm pistols added 7.62 mm perimeter rifles since the 5.56 mm assault rifles meters. In addition, during this conflict, the 40-mm rifle-grenade automatic grenade launchers enlarged.
However, in addition to a 7.62 mm caliber weapon. It has been noted that it has been the case that there has been a reduction in the number of targets. In times Cold war It’s not a problem. ”“ Humane ”5.56 mm
Nevertheless, it’s not a bad thing. In the case of these campaigns, they were armed with guns and sniper rifles, and not 5.56 mm assault rifles.
One of the industrial enterprises closely associated with NATO MTR, explained: “The error with 5.56 mm is the length of the barrel. In this case, it is necessary to make a note of “At the assault rifle M16A4 Colt and modernized rifle SA80A3 Heckler & Koch, At the present time, the barrels are of that length.
When they began using the military war M16 It’s a distance of 300 meters. Carbine option Colt M4A1 received a barrel length of 368 mm and entered service US Armed Forces in 1994.
It’s not necessary to disperse a 5.56 mm bullet M855 disable the target. There are also a number of trainings for the soldiers, responding to the soldiers, firing machine guns AK-47 from a distance of 600 meters, they felt at the same time “not sufficiently armed.”
It’s not a problem, but it’s not a problem. American order Navy He said he wouldn’t be able to make any changes. This leads to an increase in lethal force. The emergence of a 5.56 mm cartridge Mk.318 Mod.0 and 7.62 mm cartridge Mk.319 Mod.0 with soft lead bullets USMC in 2010.
The Iraqi security forces soldier is undergoing combat training. It was an assault rifle.
In the case of the lead core. It has been the case that it has been reduced to According to one of the specialists in the ammunition industry, it follows. It is a suicide bomber driving a car with explosives. This type of bullet OTMRP (Open-Tipped Match Rear Penetrator – open tip, high-precision, with a rear core) or “bullet, not noticing obstacles”. “
A 5.56 mm cartridge Enhanced performance round (EPR) and 5.56 mm cartridge Special Operations Science and Technology (SOST) companies Orbital ATK. They have been deployed together for a long period of time. US Navy. Accuracy of obstacles. Deliveries under a $ 49 million contract should be completed this year. Also available in 7.62 mm version of this cartridge.
In the recent years, it was clear that it was clear that it could be seen in operations. Army units were armed with an assault rifle Steyr Mannlicher GmbH F88 Austeyr, firing standard 5.56 mm cartridges; The debate on the caliber. However, it is clarified that it will be at 5.56 mm ammunition, especially when conducting urban operations. “In the densely populated areas of the population …
Along with the industry, the military has been making ammunition for assault rifles. For example, a company PNW Ammunition together with SIC of surface weapon systems Navy Leads the 5.56 mm cartridge. Other cartridges, such as the .260 Remington and 6.5 Grendel, are also actively promoted as replacements. It is an optimal approach to meet the requirements of the 7.62×51 cartridges and NATO 5.56×45.
5.56mm HK416 Heckler Assault Rifle & Koch was adopted by the NATO Special Forces along with the 7.62 mm version of the HK417. This 7.62mm high-lethal rifle is used by snipers in the melee.
It was recognized as a rule of thumb for a 5.5mm mm or 7.62 mm caliber mm ammunition. The ammunition specialist continues further: “It passes through the air more smoothly and therefore keeps it trajectory. In addition, it is not so slow in the air and has a bullet (120 gran compared to 62 in 5.56 mm bullets) it retains the kinetic energy and much less compared to the bullets of 5.56 mm and 7.62 mm AK-47 it will no longer be able to surpass it at a distance of over 300 meters. “
In particular, it was a 6.5 mm cartridge. allows for a lower mass of 34 percent compared to regular cartridges. In addition, the 25.6 mm cartridges into the magazine, compared with 30 5.56 mm cartridges and 20 7.62 mm cartridges. “Increasing the number of injuries”. From this moment you begin to change the rules of the game. “
In August 2015, the British Ministry of Defense conducted demonstration firing. Experts say it is a 406 mm barrel and there is a 600 mm thick water column. According to the experts, the 6.5 mm caliber is capable of inflicting more damage on the target, in addition, it has a stopping effect even after overcoming an obstacle. “The 6mm-7mm damage to the inflicted object of the bullet eliminates all the disadvantages of the 6.5mm-7mm from the caliber 6.5mm-7mm due to the mass , Compared with 5.56 mm and 7.62 mm ammunition, reactive impulse at the final trajectory was compared with 5.56 mm and 7.62 mm ammunition. 6.5 Grendel cartridge is considered as a candidate. In addition, it is 5.56×45 mm and 7.62×51 mm cartridges, it is studied. ”
However, there’s no need for any revolutionary transitions. USA, who will help organize work among the other members NATO. It’s not a problem.
It is most likely that you will not be able to change the concept of the rifle. . But there is no need for more information on this issue.
For example, it’s not a problem.
Meanwhile NATO the assault rifles from the best manufacturers, including companies Heckler & Koch, whose models HK416 (5.56 mm) and HK417 (7.62 mm) remain preferred weapon Mtr First order, including the first special-purpose group of the American army “Delta”, Other countries NATO and Mtr first-order use of weapons of assault rifles C7 Colt Canada and carbine options M4 Colt with trunks of different lengths (for different types of combat operations). But he wondered if he would like to follow. Mtr first order regarding their advanced weapons. Then they reason: “The world just follows the US model. It would be impossible to get Britain, Canada, and other countries to be able to make it. We need to fight against the kinetic pulse of the enemy. bullet? “
Considering the number of programs, it should be noted. There are many types of problems that can be met. Meanwhile, the modular pistol continues to follow. MHS (Modular Handgun System), June 17th. Under this program, several alternative calibers are being considered for a 9 mm caliber Beretta M9 pistol in service.
In the ministry of defense USA It has been the case for ammunition for 5.56 mm rifles. As expected, 500,000 pistols, not only for the army, but not also for Air force and US Navy, including 7000 compact options for special tasks. This is a final request for contracts.
Small arms, including companies Glock, Sig Sauer, Beretta, Smith & Wesson other. Heckler & Koch, for example, wants to offer his gun P30 in two versions, chambered for 9 mm and .40; This is a bolt carrier and a fuse. If you want to choose a caliber weapon, choose your own pistol HK45, in which the handle has replaceable backplates of different shapes and sizes. Another interested company FN Herstal can offer his gun FNX-45, Available in several variants, chambered for 9 mm, .40, .45 and .57. Pistol FNX-45 it can be used in the short course of the trunk.
An expansive 6.5 mm caliber cartridge is recommended as a solution with more lethal force. It is a guarantee of incapacitation of objects from the first shot, which is not the case with a 5.56 mm ammunition.
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