Army Requests Full Funding For Two Weapons Modernization Programs that Use I-Rail® Technology
Imagine a battlescape where the intelligence is captured and uploaded in real time. You can push a button, take a photo of a target through the scope of your rifle, and transmit it to command instantaneously, supporting faster and more efficient calls for artillery and airstrikes. Commanders can adjust the mission as the fight unfolds. That future is within reach, and in the form of the infantryman’s best friend: his rifle. That’s thanks to the Intelligent Rail. The smart rail was designed by T-Worx and tested by the Army for compliance with the new Picatinny Smart Rail standard, which is a requirement for the Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) and Next Generation Squad Weapons Fire Control (NGSW-FC) programs.
The Department of Defense recently announced FY2020 budget details reflect a clear commitment to the need for technologies to fuel NGSW and NGSW-FC solutions. Total NGSW budget is $115 million through 2024 for R&D, and total NGSW-FC budget is $233.66 million for R&D ($60.88 million) and procurement ($172.78 million).
T-Worx will continue to closely collaborate with the Army and lead the way when it comes to smart weapons. Modernizing our force is a shared effort, however. Visit our homepage to find out how you can be part of T-Worx’s technology evolution.
Stay tuned for our next blog, a history of how the rifle has revolutionized warfare and how T-Worx’s I-Rail could continue this trend for generations to come.