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Soldiers, special operators and Marines in the near future will carry a first-of-its kind rifle and light machine gun.
An unloaded XM5 rifle is two pounds heavier than an unloaded M4. But the XM250 is four pounds lighter than the M249 SAW.
The weapon has an advanced optic, shoots 6.8mm and will replace the M4 carbine and M249 SAW.
The M338 machine gun and the ammunition it makes to fire out of the new weapon officially have been officially by the U.S. military as safe for testing.