1. The Tracking Point Rifle
The Tracking Point Rifle Launched in 2011. The U.S. Army purchased six Tracking Point fire control systems to begin exploring purported key target acquisition and aiming technologies. The Army has integrated the system onto the XM2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle for military testing. The first PGF was developed by Tracking Point, an Austin, Texas-based applied technology company formed by John McHale. The first PGF prototype was created in March 2011. The company officially launched a publicly available product in January 2013. The company rolled out a second publicly available product, the AR Series semi-automatic smart rifle, in January 2014.
2. DSR-Precision DSR 50 Sniper Rifle
The DSR-Precision DSR-50 sniper rifle is a bullpup bolt-action anti-materiel rifle. The DSR-Precision DSR-50 sniper rifle manufactured by DSR-Precision GmbH, the DSR-50 is based on the DSR-1 sniper rifle, and includes modifications necessary to fire the more powerful .50 caliber round, including a hydraulic recoil buffer in the buttstock and an innovative muzzle attachment. This muzzle device, described as a ‘blast compensator’, is a combination sound suppressor and muzzle brake, and is notable in its attempt at moderating the .50 BMG’s muzzle blast and recoil, unlike contemporary large-caliber rifles which are typically equipped with muzzle brakes only.
3. XM307 ACSW Advanced Heavy Machine Gun
The XM307 ACSW Advanced Heavy Machine Gun developed by General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products for the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command. The primary feature of the XM307 is its attenuated recoil system. The weapon controls recoil to a degree that a large tripodand heavy sandbags are not required to effectively employ this weapon. Because of its reduced recoil impulse and light weight, other mounting options are possible, such as small unmanned vehicles and aircraft. The XM307’s airburst rounds make it much easier to bypass walls protecting enemies that could cause collateral damage if fired upon directly. Operators do not have to shoot through the wall, just through an opening or over the top to kill the people behind the cover, leaving the structure of the building intact.
4. Heckler and Koch HK416 A5 Assault Rifle
The Heckler and Koch HK416 A5 Assault Rifle designed and manufactured by Heckler & Koch. It is based on the AR-15 platform, and was originally conceived as an improvement based on the Colt M4 carbine family issued to the U.S. military, with the notable inclusion of an HK-proprietary short-stroke gas piston system derived from the Heckler & Koch G36assault rifle. The HK416 uses a HK-proprietary short-stroke gas system that derives from the HK G36, forgoing the direct impingement gas system standard in AR-15 rifles. The HK system uses a short-stroke piston driving an operating rod to force the bolt carrier to the rear. This design prevents combustion gases from entering the weapon’s interior—a shortcoming with direct impingement systems. The reduction in heat and fouling of the bolt carrier group increases the reliability of the weapon and extends the interval between stoppages. During factory tests the HK416 fired 10,000 rounds in full-auto without malfunctioning.
5. MG3 Machine Gun
The MG3 Machine Gun is a German general-purpose machine gun. The machine gun has an automatic-only trigger mechanism and a cross-bolt safety in the form of a button that is operated by the shooting hand. The weapon fires from an open bolt. The cyclic rate can be altered by installing different bolts and recoil springs. The MG 3 feeds from the left side through a feed block using metal, 50-round continuous-link DM1 ammunition belts or disintegrating-link M13 or DM6 belts. In the light machine gun role, the MG 3 is deployed with a 100-round belt fitted inside a synthetic ammunition drum developed by Heckler & Koch that is latched on to the left side of the receiver. The rear wall of the drum is transparent and serves as a visual indicator for the amount of ammunition available.
6. F-2000 Assault Rifle
The F-2000 Assault Rifle designed by FN Herstal in Belgium. The F2000 is a modular weapon system. The F2000 is a selective fire weapon operating from a closed bolt. The rifle consists of two main assemblies. The F2000 is a gas operated, fully automatic and ambidextrous bullpup rifle. Both the safety system and trigger mechanism were adopted from the P90 personal defense weapon; the selector toggle is a rotating disc located below the trigger. The fire selector doubles as the weapon’s manual safety and secures the firearm against accidental discharge. The “safe” setting disables the trigger. The hammers, group pins, and springs are steel while all other components are nylon injection molding. The shell of the rifle is made of composite materials.
7. Accuracy International AS50 Sniper Rifle
The Accuracy International AS50 Sniper Rifle is a .50 BMG sniper/anti-materiel rifle. Accuracy International AS50 Sniper Rifle manufactured by British firearms producer Accuracy International. The AS50 enables operators to engage targets at very long range with high accuracy using explosive or incendiary ammunition. The rifle is highly transportable, ergonomic and lightweight. It can be disassembled in less than three minutes and serviced without tools. The AS50 is designed for the British Armed Forces and United States Navy SEALs, the rifle is employed due to its high rate of fire. This high rate of fire is due mostly to the floating barrel and the lightweight titanium frame. The AS50 weighs 14.1 kilograms empty and holds five rounds of .50 BMG in a single-stack, removable box magazine.
8. Heckler and Koch HK MG4 43 Machine Gun
The Heckler and Koch HK MG4 43 Machine Gun is a belt-fed 5.56 mm light machine gun. It was designed and developed by the Heckler & Koch company. The machine gun is fed from a disintegrating belt and is carried out in two stages from the top left using an enhanced pawl mechanism. As on the MG42 family of machine guns, the belt is expelled to the right and spent cases are ejected downwards, although sideways ejection to the right is an option.The MG4 has a hammer-forged quick-change barrel that can be safely exchanged when hot without the need for protective gloves; the carrying handle serves as the barrel change grip. To reduce the overall length of the weapon for transport, the butt stock can be folded to the left side of the receiver. With the buttstock folded the MG4 remains fully operable. A field cleaning kit is housed within the stock.
The AK-47 is a selective-fire, gas-operated assault rifle. It was developed by the Mikhail Kalashnikov. Design work on the AK-47 began in the last year of World War II. The AK-47 has been manufactured in many countries and has seen service with armed forces as well as irregular forces worldwide, and was the basis for developing many other types of individual and crew-served firearms. As of 2004.”Of the estimated 500 million firearms worldwide, approximately 100 million belong to the Kalashnikov family, three-quarters of which are AK-47s”. The AK-47 was designed to be a simple, reliable automatic rifle that could be manufactured quickly and cheaply, using mass production methods that were state of the art in the Soviet Union during the late 1940s. The AK-47 uses a long stroke gas system that is generally associated with great reliability in adverse conditions.
10. Lightweight Machine Gun
The Lightweight machine gun is created to be employed by an individual soldier, as an infantry support weapon. The Lightweight machine guns often fire smaller-caliber cartridges than medium machine guns, and are usually lighter and more compact. Some LMGs, such as the Russian RPK, are modifications of existing assault rifle designs and designed to share the same ammunition. Lightweight machine guns are also designed to be fired from the hip or on the move as a form of suppressive fire intended to pin down the enemy. Marching fire is a specific tactic that relies on this capability.