What is the newest us army assault rifle?

Answer As far as what's on the official inventory, it would be the FN-SCAR, which currently is only used by special ops units. As far as a general issue rifle goes, it would be the M16A4.

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What is the current assault rifle of the US army?

Depending on the unit type, it will either be the M4 carbine or M16 rifle (A4 for line units, with the A2 still in use by second line units).

What is the official army assault rifle?

The standard issue assault rifle used by all US troops is one of five incarnations of the M16. Some troops use the M4 carbine, a similar weapon to the M16.

What is going to replace the M16 assault rifle?

The US Army has jurisdiction over land warfare; when the USA decides, the public will know.Currently, the century old argument(s) are still being fielded; large caliber verses small caliber, high v... Read More »

What assault rifle is taking over from the m16?

For now, the M16 is supplemented by the M4 carbine version, but there is no replacement named as yet.