Heckler & Koch G28 precision rifle US Army
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The U.S. Army has selected Heckler & Koch’s G28 as the next sniper rifle for its troops.

In its search, the Army, according to the Program Executive Office, was looking for a “shorter, lights, more accurate, more ergonomic and more reliable Semi-Automatic Sniper System than the M110 with an improved day optic and suppressor.”

According to FedBizOpps.com, the order is for a total of 3,643 units at a total contract price of $44.5 million.

The U.S. Army Contracting Command – New Jersey, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ on behalf of the Project Manager Soldier Weapons awarded a single award Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with Firm Fixed Price (FFP) Delivery and Task Orders with two (2) options for a maximum total of 3,643 Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS) units. The period of performance for the base ordering period will be Twenty-Four (24) months, during which time Production Qualification Testing/Operational Testing(PQT/OT) of 30 CSASS units will be conducted. The minimum ordering obligation for this contract is 30 CSASS units to be used for PQT/OT.

Guns.com has reported that of the two rifles available, the Army has chosen Heckler & Koch’s G28.

The Army selected the HK G28 rifle, a gas-operated 7.62mm rifle. It has a max length of 42.6 inches, 13.4 inches in height, a barrel length of 16.6 inches, and weighs 12.8 pounds.

For more information on the contract, please visit FedBizOpps.com.

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