Lonestar Future Weapons recently announced a new partnership with True Velocity. The two companies are looking to leverage expertise in R&D, precision manufacturing, quality control, and production efficiency in an attempt to go after the Army’s Next Generation ammo contract.
Lonestar Future Weapons, True Velocity Partner for Army NGSW Program
The announcement also signals the execution of a post-development phase strategy by General Dynamics Ordnance, Tactical Systems and Lonestar Future Weapons. The conglomerate continues to bid for the U.S. Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) program. The partnership attempts to deliver efficient fulfillment of the best overall weapon system to the warfighter.
Lonestar Future Weapons will assume the prime contractor role in the final stage of the NGSW submission. It will also focus on manufacturing the advanced weapons required to meet or exceed all program standards. True Velocity will continue to serve as an ammunition subcontractor. The company will develop additional next generation weapons and ammo solutions. Further, it targets forthcoming force modernization contracts.
A team of third-generation American manufacturers lead Lonestar Future Weapons. The group boasts deep experience in the aerospace and defense industries. The team includes Automatic Products Corporation, manufacturer of high-precision machined and assembled components.
Teaming Up for NGSW
“We are going to bring weapons systems to market that fire the most advanced, accurate and reliable ammunition available, and we’re going to build them here in America,” said Craig Etchegoyen, chairman of Lone Star Future Weapons. “Our speed-to-manufacturing and domestic production will undoubtedly enhance the growth of the defense industrial base in the U.S.”
“True Velocity composite-cased ammunition represents a paradigm shift in terms of what is possible with internal ballistics,” said Kevin Boscamp, chairman and CEO of True Velocity. “Our strategic partnership with Lone Star Future Weapons and APC to design and optimize future weapons around our ammunition represents an unprecedented advancement in defense innovation that provides our warfighters with an unfair advantage on the battlefield.”
Current production includes a semi-automatic rifle and automatic rifle. Each fires True Velocity’s proprietary 6.8mm composite-cased ammo. Lone Star Future Weapons and True Velocity also plan to develop a lightweight medium machine gun. Future plans also include commercially available products. For even more info, please visit tvammo.com.