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FN’s New Individual Weapon System at #SHOTShow

FN’s new Individual Weapon System in a cartridge developed from .264 USA. It was tricky getting good video through FN’s cabinet, this is the best I could do.

The new weapon and ammunition was developed for the Irregular Warfare Technology Support Directorate (IWTSD). Interestingly, the aim for the project was to provide overmatch against emerging great power competitors and future threats. A similar goal to the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon System which coalesced on a 6.8mm round.

The IWS chambers the Lightweight Intermediate Caliber Cartridge (LICC), developed from .264 USA. The 6.5x43mm round uses a steel case, which FN America says reduces weight by 20% compared to equivalent brass.

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