Looks like the .mil is moving forward on the 6.8mm cartridge for the next gen squad weapon. The 2021 Presidential Budget came out with the folllowing actions for 2021: FY 2021 Program: Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs) contracts were awarded in August 2019 to Textron, General Dynamics and Sig Sauer to submit their prototype candidate rifle, automatic rifle and 6.8mm common cartridge. In FY 2021, funding will be used to: 1) complete rapid prototyping efforts for the rifle, automatic rifle and General Purpose (GP) ammunition; 2) deliver test hardware; 3) execute prototype testing including technical testing and Soldier Touch Points; 4) develop a request for production proposals; and 5) review proposals leading to a down select from three vendors to one for production. Additionally, FY 2021 funding supports the continuing development and fabrication of the GP, RR, SP, and tracer projectiles ammunition variants. The down-selected vendor will integrate the Army provided RR, SP, and tracer projectiles into their 6.8mm cartridge, and develop a blank cartridge with associated weapon adaption kit. These cartridge types are required to support the fielding and training of the rifle and automatic rifle weapons to the close combat force. Thought I'd update the group here since it was last talked about here in Aug of last year.