Army’s next rifle to be the iPhone of lethality, officials say


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By Christopher Carbone

11 February 2019

The Army is looking to Silicon Valley – specifically the success of Apple’s iPhone – to inspire some of its next-generation weaponry.

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That’s how officials at the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) described their goal in an interview with Task & Purpose at the Picattiny Arsenal in New Jersey, where a prototype project opportunity notice for the Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) was released last week.


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