Last month MO noted that the competition between the M4 carbine and three piston-driven challengers, originally scheduled to begin in August, had been postponed until December due to delays in getting SCARs. Yesterday, though, a story ran in Army Times that said the SCARs arrived early and the testing began on September 24th.
The test, which was originally said to be five months long, will be completed by Thanksgiving and a report will be available in December.
So how about the shifting schedules, delayed and undelayed weapons, and no-notice starts? Is it bringing out the conspiracy theorists?