A couple of weeks ago, the DoD announced that Sig Sauer had been awarded a $48 million contract to provide what the award notice called a “Suppressed Upper Receiver Group,” or SURG, to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The announcement didn’t provide much in the way of detail. However, it’s now been confirmed that the SIG MCX will serve as the basis for the new setup.
SIG to Supply Suppressed Upper Receiver Group to USSOCOM
SIG MCX Wins SURG Competition
In a presser, SIG says the DoD launched the SURG program as a way to “upgrade, and optimize military weapons for continuous, suppressed use on the battlefield.” Naturally, a competition also ensued to see which manufacturer would get the SURG contract. SIG says its MCX system “outperformed” the other entrants, withstanding the DoD’s stress and torture requirements for “firing specifications, vibration, sound, and temperature.”
“The requirements set by DOD for the SURG procurement demanded significant …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life