буду детально почитать после отпуска, но пока из забавного в глаза кинулось:
The Corps is experimenting with an "Uber squad", in which all of the troops are equipped with M27s, fitted with suppressors, 1 to 8 power scopes, and 60-round polymer drum magazines:
"Anyone can be the Automatic Rifleman, the Grenadier, the Designated Marksman, or the Rifleman based on the situation".
And of course, with suitable training.
Looking ahead, the US Army's Project Manager Soldier Weapons recently proposed the development of a Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle to replace the M249 in "select units". While the detailed specification has not yet been finalised, it would be magazine rather than belt fed.
в общем, РПК-16? да, кажется слышали :)