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Leupold and L3 Awarded U.S. Army Optics Contract

L3Harris, in partnership with Leupold, has been awarded a contract to deliver 115 production prototypes to the United States Army for the Next Generation Squad Weapon Fire Control (NGSW-FC) Program.

H&K Begins Shipment of Army Squad Designated Marksman Rifle

Heckler & Koch Defense has made its first shipment of M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifles (SDMRs) to the United States Army.

U.S. Army Chooses Leupold’s Mark 5HD 3.6-18x44 mm Riflescope

The U.S. Army has selected the Leupold & Stevens Mark 5HD 3.6-18x44 mm riflescope for use on its M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System.

The Military Market & Its Benefits for the Consumer

The competition is fierce for lucrative-sounding U.S. military small-arms contracts, despite the fact the profit margin often trims razor thin in today’s competitive bidding process. There’s more that drives companies to participate, and civilian shooters reap benefits.

SIG Sauer Delivers 100,000th Handgun to the U.S. Military

From the start of its contract in January 2017, SIG Sauer announced it has completed its 100,000th M17 service pistol to the United States Military.

SIG Announces Relentless Warrior Championship Date

In March 2020, teams from each U.S. military branch will compete for the title of "Ultimate Warrior" at SIG Sauer Academy.

Winchester to Take Control of U.S. Military's Lake City Ammo Plant

Winchester will begin management of the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant starting in 2020, according to the terms of the new contract.

Federal Premium Awarded Frangible 5.56 NATO Ammo Contract

Federal Premium received a contract from the U.S. Army to produce $12.9 million worth of MK311 Mod 3 frangible ammunition.

Heckler & Koch Awarded U.S. Army DMR Contract

The U.S. Army will deploy the Heckler & Koch HK417, redesignated the M110A1, as its squad designated marksman rifle.

Pentagon Confirms Move to 6.8mm in the Future

Speculation surrounded FN America's unveiling of a 6.5 Creedmoor machine gun at the 2019 SOFIC conference. However, senior military officials confirmed to Shooting Illustrated that the focus for future weapon-system calibers would be on 6.8mm options.

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