The previously unconfirmed reports of who exactly was in the running for the U.S. Army‘s Sub Compact Weapon program have now been confirmed, along with a few other details.
U.S. Army Contracting Command, on behalf of Project Manager Soldier Weapons, announced it has awarded contracts to the following companies to provide 9mm Sub Compact Weapon prototypes:
Sub Compact Weapon Contract Winners
Global Ordnance LLC – Sarasota, FL; OTA award number: W15QKN-18-9-1030 (award 09/17/2018)
Angstadt Arms LLC – Charlotte, NC; OTA award number: W15QKN-18-9-1031 (award 09/14/2018)
B&T USA LLC – Tampa, FL; OTA award number: W15QKN-18-9-1032 (award 09/14/2018)
Shield Arms, LLC – Bigfork, MT; OTA award number: W15QKN-18-9-1033 (award 09/15/2018)
Sig Sauer, Inc. – Newington, NH; OTA award number: W15QKN-18-9-1034 (award 09/17/2018)
Trident Rifles, LLC – Odenton, MD; OTA award number: W15QKN-18-9-1035 (award 09/14/2018)
Each separate award notice also includes the dollar amount of the contract. Shield Arms got the biggest contract at $33,350. Next is Sig Sauer, which nabbed a $32,516.80 deal. After that we have Trident Rifles coming in at $31,712.11. Angstadt Arms was awarded a $27,907 contract, followed closely by B&T USA at $27,364.81. Last up is Florida-based Global Ordnance, which received a $19,529.30 award.
These companies will now deliver prototype Sub Compact Weapons, in addition to accessories and parts. More via the award notice:
The SCW systems will undergo the required Government testing and if successful, a follow-on production OTA or Federal Acquisition Regulation based contract award, may be made to one offeror for up to 350 SCW systems, which will include an option for additional quantities up to 1,000 SCW systems that may be exercised in quantities no greater than 350 SCW systems. The expected Prototype OTA duration is six months after award.