The Objective Individual Combat Weapon or OICW was the next-generation service rifle competition that was under development as part of the United States Army OICW program; the program was eventually discontinued without bringing the weapon out of the prototype phase. The acronym OICW is often used to refer to the entire weapons program.
The XM29 OICW (Objective Individual Combat Weapon) was a cutting-edge weapon system that fully integrated both an assault rifle and a grenade launcher into a single weapon. However it proved to be a failure and the program was cancelled.
The XM29 OICW (Objective Individual Combat Weapon) was a weapons system that attempted to combine a traditional assault rifle platform with an magazine-fed 20mm airburst grenade launcher. The OICW Program, run by the US Army, began in the 1990s, but was eventually cancelled and replaced.
Designer(s): Heckler & Koch and Alliant Techsystems
The XM29 OICW (Objective Individual Combat Weapon) was a series of prototypes of a new type of assault rifle that fired 20 mm HE airbursting projectiles. The prototypes were developed as part of the Objective Individual Combat Weapon program in the 1990s.
Apr 11, 2008 · The XM29 OICW (Objective Individual Combat Weapon) was a series of prototypes of a new type of assault rifle that fired 20 mm HE airbursting projectiles . The prototypes were developed as part of the Objective Individual Combat Weapon program in the 1990s.
• The Objective Individual Combat Weapon (OICW) Increment I family of rifles may replace the M16/M4 family of weapons throughout the Army, as well as other selected systems such as the M9 pistol, M203 grenade launcher, M500 shotgun, and M249 squad automatic weapon. • The XM8 family of rifles is a candidate system to fufill the OICW Increment I
The Mk 153 Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon, commonly known as the SMAW or Mk 153 SMAW, is a reusable American multi-role rocket launcher. The SMAW was designed in the 1980s as a development of the Israeli B-300 rocket launcher. The weapon was first fielded in …
The basic concept is to keep the weapon as simple as possible while having a lightweight, magazine-fed rifle capable of continuous, accurate fire. The weapon should fire from standard M16/M4 magazines and be provided with an optional 60- to 100-round magazines for use in the sustained fire role.
Heckler & Koch HK XM29 OICW (Cont’d) Prototype Combination Assault Rifle / Weapons System The system as a whole was designed to come apart as two separate elements if need be, allowing American logistics to remain unchanged in servicing the 5.56mm rifle portion.
Feb 18, 2015 · Ultimately OICW program seperated the “smart weapon,” now known as the SM25 (20mm computer controlled precision munition), from the carbine. Ultimately the hassel of carrying a second long arm, XM25, in conjuction with a dedicated carbine/rifle proved to be less cumbersome than the excess bulk of the OICW.
The top of the receiver hosts the multi-role sights of various type and make. At the AICW VX3 live fire demonstartions that took place in the summer of 2005, AICW prototypes were displayed with ITL Viper multi-purpose rifle sight (that incorporates laser range-finder and digital compas), or with Vinghog Vingsight Fire Control System.