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Sig Sauer awarded US Army NGSW contract

The US Army has awarded Sig Sauer the Next Generation Squad Weapons System (NGSW) contract after a rigorous 27-month testing and evaluation process.

The contract valued at $20 million includes the manufacture and delivery of two NGSW variations (the XM5 Rifle and the XM250 Automatic Rifle) and the 6.8 mm Common Cartridge Family of Ammunition.

The XM5 Rifle will replace the M4/M4A1 carbine within the close combat force, and the XM250 Automatic Rifle is the planned replacement for the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon.

The US Army stated that both weapons provide significant capability improvements in accuracy, range and overall lethality. They are lightweight, fire more lethal ammunition, mitigate recoil, provide improved barrel performance, and include integrated muzzle sound and flash reduction.

The SIG 6.8×51 mm FURY Hybrid Ammunition uses a patented lightweight metallic case designed to handle pressures higher than conventional ammunition, resulting in dramatically increased velocity and on-target energy in lighter weapons.

Ron Cohen, President and CEO Sig Sauer said:

“The U.S. Army is taking a bold step toward command of the 21st century battlefield and SIG SAUER is immensely proud to be the selected provider for this historic revolution in infantry weapons. The fielding of the SIG SAUER Next Generation Squad Weapons System will forever change the dynamic of military engagement for America’s warfighters with American innovation and manufacturing.”

“We commend U.S. Army leadership for having the vision to undertake this historic procurement process to deliver a transformational weapon system to our warfighters. This award is the culmination of a successful collaboration between SIG SAUER and the U.S. Army, and we look forward to the continuing partnership.”

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