Last summer, France’s two national law enforcement agencies, the National Police and National Gendarmerie, issued a solicitation for a 9x19mm submachine gun. Now the HK UMP has reportedly been selected to fulfill that need.
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HK UMP Contract
A notice posted to Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) announces Heckler & Koch as the winner of the €3,215,460 ($3,753,592) contract. HK’s French subsidiary, Heckler and Koch France SAS, will handle the procurement. The UMP isn’t specifically mentioned, but as The Firearm Blog notes, the gun meets the desired specs. In addition, the French police have demonstrated an interest in the gun; it’s been issued to select units for a decade now.
Via Google Translate, here’s the synopsis for the purpose of the contract:
The present consultation concerns the acquisition of 9 x 19 mm machine guns and their peripheral equipment for the benefit of the Gendarmerie …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life