project reality header
Go Back   Project Reality Forums > Off-Topic Forums > Off-Topic Discussion > Military Technology
21 Dec 2014, 00:00:00 (PRT)
Register Forum RulesDeveloper Blogs Project Reality Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Military Technology Discussion on military hardware.

Contact Support Team Frequently Asked Questions Register today!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-23-2010, 06:51 PM   #1
HardcoreCook

HardcoreCook's Avatar
Default New US Army assault rifle, ever???

I'm just wondering whetter the US Army ever wants to have a new weapon.
I mean, I saw fire reports of multiple weapons but none ever fielded.
You'd guess the Army wants to have a new assault rifle, but so far they've only been rejecting weapon after weapon.
Will they ever want to have a new weapon, and if so, where can I see the progress that it's making?

*Yes, I know they some day will get a new weapon, but I wanna know whetter they want one before 2050...*


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
HardcoreCook is offline Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 06:54 PM   #2
[R-CON]Wicca
PR:BF2 Event Coordinator
Supporting Member
PR Server License Administrator

[R-CON]Wicca's Avatar
Default Re: New US Army assault rifle, ever???

The HK416 is awesome.

maybe they will go for a bullpup design like some europeans are.

Maybe they will just go COLT again. Its kinda the US way.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Xact Wicca is The Joker. That is all.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
[R-CON]Wicca is offline Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 06:58 PM   #3
HardcoreCook

HardcoreCook's Avatar
Default Re: New US Army assault rifle, ever???

I hope they'll use the FN F2000.
Look futuristic and seems like a very great weapon imo.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
HardcoreCook is offline Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 07:08 PM   #4
Tim270
Retired PR Developer

Tim270's Avatar
Default Re: New US Army assault rifle, ever???

Probably not enough new designs out there that are good enough to outweigh the cost of refitting the whole army when the current rifles are doing ok.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Tim270 is offline Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 07:09 PM   #5
ZZEZ
Retired PR Developer

ZZEZ's Avatar
Default Re: New US Army assault rifle, ever???

I heard whenever the US upgrades its stuff they want huge leaps in performance, now with all the respect to systems like HK416..its not a improvement that will dramatically alter the performance of the soldiers if you are to compare it to the the M16 replacing M14 in its time.

I don't know who said it in this forum - but we are pretty much at the end of the current technology in personal firearms...waiting for stuff like G11 to appear?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
ZZEZ is offline Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 07:11 PM   #6
HardcoreCook

HardcoreCook's Avatar
Default Re: New US Army assault rifle, ever???

I prefer the FN F2000 any day of this big fat ugly fu**


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
HardcoreCook is offline Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 08:13 PM   #7
Sidewinder Zulu

Sidewinder Zulu's Avatar
Default Re: New US Army assault rifle, ever???

Well, we've had the M-16 for, like, what, 40 years?

We can't be using that rifle much longer, I mean, seriously.
All I can say is I hope the next US Army rifle is chambered for some higher caliber ammunition and has plenty of railz.
Sidewinder Zulu is offline Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 08:19 PM   #8
Priby
Supporting Member

Priby's Avatar
Default Re: New US Army assault rifle, ever???

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sidewinder Zulu View Post
Well, we've had the M-16 for, like, what, 40 years?

We can't be using that rifle much longer, I mean, seriously.
And why exactly?
Isnt it a cheap allround rifle, perfected over the years?

Like ZZEZ said, i dont think there will be a major replacement until there is a significantly better system out there.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Priby is offline Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 09:27 PM   #9
CastleBravo
Default Re: New US Army assault rifle, ever???

M16A4 is not the same weapon as the original M16, it has been evolving constantly over the last 40 years or so. I don't think the US Army will change rifles until polymer-cased or caseless ammunition is perfected.
CastleBravo is offline Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 09:35 PM   #10
Sidewinder Zulu

Sidewinder Zulu's Avatar
Default Re: New US Army assault rifle, ever???

Quote:
Originally Posted by CastleBravo View Post
M16A4 is not the same weapon as the original M16, it has been evolving constantly over the last 40 years or so. I don't think the US Army will change rifles until polymer-cased or caseless ammunition is perfected.
Yeah, that's true.
But hey, why do we even need to work with traditional gunpowder propulsion systems anyway? Talk about old technology; that's been around for about 500 years.

We should be looking into Metalstorm and things like that.
Sidewinder Zulu is offline Reply With Quote
Reply


Tags
army, assault, rifle
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:02 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin. ©vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
All Content Copyright ©2004 - 2014, Project Reality.