21 May '12, 12pm

Caseless ammo could cut 25 lbs. from gear

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/05/marine-lighter-machine-gun-052112/ Caseless ammo could cut 25 lbs. from gear By James K. Sanborn - Staff writer Posted : Monday May 21, 2012 8:20:03 EDT The Marine Corps and Army are developing new caseless and case-telescoped ammunition that, when partnered with a new light machine gun also in development, could significantly cut the burden on troops in combat. And perhaps more significant than that, in the coming years this revolutionary ammo could drive production of the Corps’ next service rifle. Caseless ammunition, which is free of the heavy brass casings found on traditional cartridges, will allow Marines to carry more rounds or simply shed weight — up to 25 pounds for the typical M249 Squad Automatic Weapon gunner, said George Solhan, the Office of Naval Research’s deputy chief researcher for expeditionary maneuver warfa...

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