A good read. I love my M4 to death, and I'll probably never get rid of it. Regardless, this is a good read.
Click the link to read the very long article: http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/the ... 51#weaponsIn February 2007, â€œ2006 Carbine Competition: What Happened, Revealedâ€ discussed an Army solicitation for competitive procurement of 5.56mm carbines, which was withdrawn once sole-source incumbent Colt dropped its prices...
here have been sporadic attempts to field more modern weapons during its tenure, including the unwieldy 20-or-so pound, 2 barrel, â€œsomeone watched Predator too many timesâ€ XM-29 OICW, and more recently the aborted contract for the G36-derived XM-8 weapon family from Heckler & Koch. Still, the M4â€™s designers could never sing B.B. Kingâ€™s famous tune....
The FN-SCAR is a â€œliveâ€ program, and July 2007 marked the beginning of Special Operations Commandâ€™s operational tests of the FN-SCAR 5.56mm Mk16 and the 7.62mm Mk17, which could become its future mainstays.