Army Precision Sniper Rifle Contract barrett, The Barrett MRAD MK22 is the U.S. Army's new precision sniper rifle.
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Barrett just announced some big news, continuing its success supplying the U.S. military. The U.S. Army awarded Barrett a five-year $49.9 million contract for its Precision Sniper Rifle Program. Barrett will provide the MRAD MK22 MOD 0 rifle. It comes with a Leupold Mark 5 HD scope — first selected in March 2020 — and accessory kit. The MK22 replaces several rifles currently fielded by the Army.

Barret MRAD Awarded Precision Sniper Rifle Program Contact

The MK22 brings precision and modularity. If provides greater flexibility within the popular MRAD rifle platform, according to Barrett. The multi-caliber bolt-action sniper rifle converts between 7.62×51, .300 Norma Man., and .338 Norma Mag calibers.

The Army heaped high praise on the MRAD during its budget request. It said the platform “increases stand-off distances, ensuring overmatch against enemy counter sniper engagements and increases sniper capability,” according to Barrett.

“We are honored to have been awarded the Army’s Precision Sniper Rifle Program in addition to SOCOM’s Advanced Sniper Rifle contract. The MK22 is an extremely capable rifle system that meets the demanding requirements of our military branches,” said Joel Miller, Barrett’s director of global military sales.

In 2019, Barrett made history with the first adoption of the MRAD by the U.S. military. The contract made Barrett the first company where both father and son earned military contracts from the U.S. government. Since then, the MRAD keeps breaking new ground as a sniping platform. For even more info, please visit barrett.net.

Barrett MRAD MK22 Specs

  • Caliber: .338 Norma Mag
  • Barrel Length: 27 inches
  • Twist Rate: 1:9.4
  • Overall Length: 49.4 inches
  • Weight: 15.2 pounds
  • Mag Capacity: 10
  • Rail Length: 21.75 inches
  • Caliber: .300 Norma Mag
  • Barrel Length: 26 inches
  • Twist Rate: 1:8
  • Overall Length: 48.4 inches
  • Weight: 15.2 pounds
  • Mag Capacity: 10
  • Rail Length: 21.75 inches
  • Caliber: 7.62×51 NATO
  • Barrel Length: 20 inches
  • Twist Rate: 1:8
  • Overall Length: 42.4 inches
  • Weight: 13.9 pounds
  • Mag Capacity: 10
  • Rail Length: 21.75 inches

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