Despite the headline, GD isn’t going it alone. GD is forming a joint venture with Heckler & Koch. The partnership was formed with H&K through General Dynamics’ European Land Combat Systems unit. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Not being a businessman, I’m not really sure what this changes. Does anyone think this might have something to do with the Sources Sought Notice issued in November?
I imagine we’ll learn more of this as time goes by.
Also, a little birdie tells me that the XM8 has been tested recently with the 6.8 SPC. I don’t know if this is simply normal experimenting or something more serious. I’ll let you all know if I find out anything more.