True Velocity just announced delivery of more than 625,000 rounds of its proprietary composite-cased 6.8 ammunition to the U.S. Army. The shipment marks a significant milestone for True Velocity in the Army Next Generation Squad Weapon Program (NGSW).
True Velocity Composite-Cased Ammo Hits NGSW Milestone
True Velocity continues its quest to win the coveted Army contract, but also break new ground. The 6.8mm ammo would replace the long-standard 5.56x45mm.
True Velocity became a finalist for the NGSW program in August 2019. A year later, it sent the first shipments to the Army. Now testing continues in a variety of settings before a final decision.
“It has been a long, exciting road to get to this point,” said Chris Tedford, president of True Velocity. “We have consistently been able to demonstrate the effectiveness and superior performance of True Velocity’s designs and manufacturing processes time and time again, proving that we represent the obvious choice for the future of military small arms ammunition. Due to the dedication of our team, we are living up to our ethos of making ammunition perfect for our warfighters.”
The proprietary round boasts significant advantages over brass ammunition, according to True Velocity. Advantages include a 30-percent weight reduction. The round also delivers improved accuracy, optimized muzzle velocity and increased ballistic efficiency.
“We look forward to continuing the review process alongside the U.S. Army and exceeding their expectations in every way possible,” said Kevin Boscamp, CEO of True Velocity. “True Velocity rounds will not only give warfighters a significant advantage in the field, but we believe our products and processes will save institutions such as the Department of Defense millions of dollars in logistics costs. We are eagerly anticipating their decision.”
Manufacturers expect the Army to continue testing on arms and ammunition throughout 2021. For more even more info, please visit tvammo.com.