FN America is one of five companies that have been awarded contracts to produce two prototypes under the Prototype Opportunity Notice (PON) 1 for the U.S. Army’s Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle program, commonly referred to as NGSAR. The company can confirm earlier speculation that one of the submissions is a lightweight machine gun and the other is the FN HAMR, a heat adaptive modular rifle.
The Army has specified a need for a prototype rifle weighing less than 12 pounds, including a 20 percent reduction in weight of ammunition and fire control unit. To deliver against the two awarded contracts, FN has partnered with industry-leading organizations such as Federal Cartridge Company (FCC) to utilize emerging technologies to enhance lethality of FN’s NGSAR contenders and offer a complete systems solution.
Throughout history, FN has played a pivotal role in designing and delivering machine guns to the U.S. military, including the FN M249 SAW, and is poised to deliver a solution that is truly next generation.
For more information about FN’s military product line currently under contract, visit fnamerica.com.