Heckler & Koch Defense just announced it delivered its first shipment of the M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rife (SDMR) to the U.S. Army. The shipment marked the first delivery of an eventual 5,000 to 6,000 complete weapon systems from HK.
HK M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle
HK’s Oberndorf, Germany facility, under the terms of the agreement, manufactured the variant of the company’s 7.62mm G28/HK 417. It then ships to HK-USA in Columbus, Ga. There, HK installs scopes and mounts purchased by the Army under a separate agreement. Additionally, HK kits the scoped rifles with additional accessories from 12 other U.S. manufacturers. HK also provides spare parts, support and training.
“Obviously, the COVID-19 pandemic creates and very challenging business environment. But as an essential partner in the defense infrastructure of this country, we are 100 percent committed to delivering this essential product to our troops, while keeping our employees safe and healthy,” HK-USA President and COO Michael Holley said.
The SDMR system adds much-needed capabilities at the squad level for U.S. Army soldiers. Therefore, the program serves a s a top priority for HK.
“We have many of the best workers in in the small arms industry, both here in Columbus, Georgia and in Oberndorf, Germany, working together to make this happen,” Holley said.
HK expects deliveries of the M110A1 to continue to through the middle of 2021. For more information, visit hk-usa.com.
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