The US Airforce has official announced that is has begun to procure the first of approximately 125,000 new Sig Sauer M18 pistols. The Airforce announced back in 2018 that it would opt for the compact M18 over the full size M17 pistol as its next service pistol. The first M18 pistols where made available to Air Force Security Forces in May of 2019.
Recently, Winchester was awarded a Department of Defense contract to provide frangible 9mm ammunition for indoor and outdoor CQB training. The contract from the DoD is valued at $38 million dollars. The contract with Winchester has an indefinite-delivery date and quantity for the frangible ammunition. The contract between Winchester and the DoD has the potential expansion of compensation up to $62 million dollars for Winchester.
Recently, Surefire official announced the launch of their new muzzle device designed for Browning M2 .50 Cal machine gun. Surefire offers two versions of their new .50 Cal muzzle device. One muzzle device was designed for the military use, while the other was designed for the commercial market.
Memorial Day is a call to remembrance. A moment to remember the fallen of this great nation. These men have shed precious blood and given their lives for the principles and ideals of this nation for the past 200 plus years. It is in this moment…in this day that we remember their sacrifice to our great nation. It is a time that our country should wholeheartedly embrace and remember their sacrifice.
L3 Harris & Leupold Awarded OTA To Provide Prototypes For The Next Generation Squad Weapon Fire Control Program
Last week, Vortex Optics announced that US Army had solicited the company to produce a prototype optic for the Next Generation Squad Weapon Fire Control Program (NGSW-FC). Now, L3 Harris Technologies and Leupold have been awarded an contract in partnership for the OTA by the US Army for the NGSW-FC also.
Yesterday, it was announced by Vortex that the US Army has issued an Other Transaction Authority (or OTA) to Vortex Optics. In this solicitation the Army is pursuing Vortex to manufacture a prototype optic for the Next Generation Squad Weapon Program-Fire Control Unit. (NGSW-FC).
On Friday, Leupold announced the selection of Leupold Mark 5HD for the Army Precision Sniper Rifle Program. The Leupold 5-25×56 Mark 5HD riflescope officially joins Barrett’s MRAD to arm the next generation of Army snipers.
On Tuesday, Trijicon announced the selection of Trijicon VCOG (Variable Combat Optic Gunsight) as the Marine Corps’ Squad Combat Optic or SCO. Trijicon was awarded the $64 million dollar contract for the SCO. The SCO will be replacing Trijicon’s ACOG and Trijicon’s SDO that are currently in use in the Marine Corps.
Yesterday, Sig Sauer announced the United States Operation Command (USSOCOM) has completed a safety certification and purchase of the Sig MG 338 machine gun. The safety certification includes the MG 338, Sig Sauer 338 Norma ammunition, and next generation Sig suppressors.
Last week the French government approved the order of 75,000 Glock pistols for the French military. The contract also calls for holsters, magazine pouches, suppressors, ammunition, and cases. A contract that is worth $44 million euros or $49 million dollars.
Last week, the CIA released photos from Operation Jawbreaker on Twitter. These photos are simple in nature but speak volumes with their imagery. These photos released by the CIA show a glimpse into the government response after 9/11 attacks.
A British SAS Operator kills 5 terrorists with in seven seconds in a raid last fall. Two of the terrorists were wearing suicide vests and where planning on carrying out attacks when the raid happened.
On September 6th the Marine Corps awarded a contract of $250 million dollars to Harris Corp, to purchase binocular night vision goggles for the Marine Corps.
Recently, IWI official announced the introduction of their AR platform rifle, the ARAD. IWI describes the ARAD as highly reliable and modular battle rifle. The ARAD was designed for infantry use, special forces, and law enforcement officers. The goal of the ARAD was to build a modular battle rifle for dynamic combat scenarios with the capability to change calibers if need be.
Last week, the U.S. Army released the finalist for the Next Generation Squad Weapon Program. The Army was fielding prototype rifle and automatic rifle to replace the M-16. Three companies were chosen to advance with their prototype rifles. That was Sig Sauer, General Dynamics, and AAI/Textron Systems.
On Monday, the steps towards peace came closer when a U.S. Convoy showed a draft of the U.S.-Taliban deal to Afghan leaders. However, It is unclear if the draft was giving to President Ashraf Ghani and his team.