More M110 semi-automatic sniper rifles for U.S. Army

In a statement released on 20 December 2018, the U.S. Department of Defense said that Knights Armaments Co. was awarded a $16,5 million contract for M110 semi-automatic sniper rifles. Additional M110 rifles will replace M24 sniper rifles (military and police version of the Remington Model 700 rifle) used by snipers, spotters, designated marksman, or squad advanced marksmen in the United States Army.

More M110 semi automatic sniper rifles for U.S. Army
Knights Armaments Co. M110 sniper rifle (Picture source: U.S. Army / DVIDS)

The M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System is intended to replace the M24 Sniper Weapon System. The M110 is a precision 7.62x51mm NATO caliber, gas-operated rifle that is highly acclaimed for its battlefield performance in the hands of U.S. special forces since the early stage of the Iraqi war. The rifle accuracy, quick-change 20-round magazine, ambidextrous controls, abundant MIL-STD-1913 rail mounting capabilities, and a two-stage match trigger make it highly appreciated by its users. A sound suppressor adapted.

The U.S. Army Contracting Command has awarded a six-year contract covering continue to supply M110 rifles to the service, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 20, 2024.


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