And, even if it is selected as the ammunition of choice for the NGSWs, no legacy 7.62x51 weapons are presently subject to replacement by the NGSW program. There are literally tens of thousands of weapons that will remain in the US military systems' (not to mention other international users) for decades to come that may benefit from conversion to the 6.8mm TVCM. This may also be true with SIG Sauer's hybrid 6.8 cartridge. Though SIG's offering generates very high chamber pressure so that it can achieve the NGSW range/penetration requirements from their carbine offering's seriously short barrel (made necessary to meet weight requirements)This article discusses True Velocity’s 6.8 mm cartridge, the TVCM. Apparently it may be applicable to several current 7.62 x 51 mm weapons by swapping out the barrels. Although partnered with a gun manufacturer for the current weapon replacement project, if the program gets cancelled (not uncommon for recent US Army acquisitions), it leaves True Velocity in the position of being able to enhance some existing weapons for a minimal cost.
Ammunition maker True Velocity says it can give many guns that fire 7.62x51mm ammunition far better performance with just the swap of a barrel.www.thedrive.com
While I've seen a high number of comments on some mil/firearms' focused sites that this shows TV feels they won't be selected (small minded twits IMO). I see this as a very shrewd viral marketing move. And, I bet there are more than a few folks over at SIG that wishes they had already put on the same demonstration. And, SIG's people may be wondering if their high pressure round can do it at all. (and so might others)