PETALING JAYA: Someone commented that I had cheated when I quoted Defense News in 2009 that the US Army was looking to replace the M4.
Yes, 2011 had come and the M4 remained in the service of the US Army. Did I cheated when I reported the story. Of course not, and had the complainant actually read the story, he or she will surely realise that I was merely quoting a US publication.
The publication did not bother to update the story so I didnt also but I had commented in Comments section that the carbine competition died mostly probably due to the US Army preference for a revolutionary approach to rifles ie they are looking for a direct energy weapon instead of getting a new kinetic energy rifle to replace another weapon.
But get this, the US Army is starting a new competition to find a new carbine! Again, I am quoting a story from the Army Times, a sister publication of Defense News.
I do not have any control over its veracity apart that its a different writer than the guy who used to write about this things back then.
If the M4 remained in service with the US Army in 2020 that does not meant I cheat, just read the bloody article, all right?
By Lance M. Bacon – Staff writer
Posted : Monday Jan 31, 2011 11:35:13 EST
The Army has outlined the competition that will select the best new carbine — and one that ultimately will face off against the improved M4A1 in a battle to become your next weapon.
The overall schedule of competition, testing, production and fielding is approximately three years to first unit equipped.
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