Barrett MRAD Mk22 USSOCOM Submission

Barrett Firearms recently announced the submission of its initial production run of Barrett MRAD MK22 rifles to USSOCOM. Barrett won the coveted Advanced Sniper Rifle contract in March 2019.

MRAD MK22 USSOCOM Submission

Now Barrett has completed all aspects of the Production Qualification Testing and Operational Testing phases. The resulting order and deliveries will commence in January 2021.

“We are pleased to have reached this milestone with the project and look forward to providing our warfighters with this highly capable platform,” stated Joel Miller, Director of Global Military Sales.

USSOCOM made the initial announcement seeking a new sniper rifle in 2016. The solicitation called for a multi-caliber, bolt-action sniper rifle platform. It further called for conversion between .300 Norma Magnum, .338 Norma Magnum and 7.62x51mm.

The award comprised a five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity, firm-fixed-price contract. The contract carries an estimated value of $49,936,300.

Barrett MRAD MK22

Barrett MRAD MK22, 3 Barrels:

  • 27” .338 Norma Magnum
  • 26” .300 Norma Magnum
  • 20” .308 (training)

“The United States Department of Defense announced today that Barrett has been selected to provide their MRAD as the US Special Operations Command Advanced Sniper Rifle system, designated as Mk21,” Barrett announced last year. “This marks the first time in history that a father and son have had rifle designs adopted by the US military: Ronnie Barrett with M107 and Chris Barrett with Mk21.”

The MRAD follows in the long, storied tradition of the M82 for service to U.S. troops. For Ronnie and Chris Barrett, the duo made history. The contract made them the first father-son designers to win U.S. military contracts. For more information, visit

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