ICE and several other DHS component agencies are considering the procurement of as many as 7,000 5.56x45mm NATO personal defense weapons that would be suitable for use in close quarters and when maximum concealment is required.
A solicitation posted on June 7 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), on behalf of several DHS components, requires proposals from potential contractors by July 9. Each vendor is being asked to submit 12 firearms and 10 magazines per firearm for a “Solicitation Test” and a “First Article Test.”
Contractors will be asked to certify that they have fired at least 7,500 rounds of 5.56mm ammunition through their candidate personal defense weapon with no Class 4 malfunctions.
Read the government’s solicitation here.
Source: Jacob Goodwin for gsnmagazine.com.