Sig wins $13.4M Army contract for off-the-shelf guns, optics, suppressors
By Chris Eger
The Army wants $13.4 million worth of Sig-produced MCX rifles, MPX sub-guns, 716G2 rifles, SP2022 pistols, Tango6 series scopes, and suppressors. (Photo: Sig)
The U.S. Army Contracting Command announced Wednesday that Sig Sauer was chosen to supply various systems to the branch over the next five years.
As detailed in the announcement from the Pentagon, the $13.4 million firm-fixed-price contract– to be paid for with Fiscal Year 2018 operations and maintenance Army funds– will be for work performed at Sig’s Newington, New Hampshire location. Sig followed up on the news on Thursday by confirming the award includes so-called “commercial off the shelf” firearms to include MCX rifles, MPX sub-guns, 716G2 rifles, SP2022 pistols, Tango6 series riflescopes, suppressors, and various accessories.
“We are extremely humbled that they have recognized our ability to meet the broad scope and demands of this contract while recognizing the quality and versatility of our products for the battlefield,” said Ron Cohen, President, and CEO, Sig Sauer.
The military has shown interest in several of the products in that past. In May, the Army announced that Sig Sauer’s 1-6x24mm Tango6 optic has been selected to equip the service’s new Squad Designated Marksman Rifle. Sig earlier this year was a participant in