Army awaits reprogramming approval before fielding Next Generation Squad Weapon

By Jaspreet Gill / July 10, 2019 at 1:57 PM
The Next Generation Squad Weapon's schedule will slip if the Army does not receive congressional approval to reprogram $14.9 million for the effort, according to a service official. Col. Kurt Thompson, deputy director of the soldier lethality cross-functional team, told Inside Defense in an interview this week the service plans to equip the first unit with the NGSW-Automatic Rifle in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022, but it cannot do so without the additional funding the Army has...

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