AAI is developing a next-generation family of high-performance, lightweight weapons and advanced technology ammunition. Our key design considerations include scalability of the ammunition caliber and applicability to a family of weapons, as well as affordability and producibility of weapons and ammunition.
We have successfully developed and demonstrated a prototype weapon and ammunition that provides up to a 50 percent reduction in weight compared to the current assault weapon carried by infantrymen, as well as a 50 percent reduction in ammunition. The weapon design maintains the lethality and reliability of existing assault weapons while offering improved ergonomics. Other design objectives include reducing maintenance and training time, as well as ensuring compatibility with the Future Force Warrior Soldier System.