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SOCOM Suppressor Awards – Updated

The program is officially called the Family of Muzzle Brake Suppressors (FMBS). Two companies received awards.

From the Department of Defense

Surefire, L.L.C.*, Fountain Valley, Calif., is being awarded a $23,329,230 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the family of muzzle brakes. Work will be performed in Fountain Valley, Calif., and is expected to be completed by September 2016.Contract funds in the amount of $1,800,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce website, with seven proposals received. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-11-D-JN19).”

The SureFire products selected for the FBMS contract are:
For the SOCOM M4/CQBR fi rearm: FH556-215A adapter & FA556-212-DE suppressor
For the SOCOM M4/CQBR fi rearm training and blank fi ring: BFA-FA556-212 & TA-FA556-212
For the SOCOM MK13 fi rearm: FH762K05 adapter & FA762K-DE suppressor
For the SOCOM MK13 fi rearm training and blank fi ring: BFA-FA762K & TA-FA762K

Advanced Armament Corp., Lawrenceville, Ga., is being awarded a $14,201,731 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the family of muzzle brakes. Work will be performed in Lawrenceville, Ga., and is expected to be completed by September 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $200,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce website, with seven proposals received. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-11-D-JN18).”

AAC 249SD for the MK46

7.62 MG can was dropped from requirements, so no can adopted for the MK48

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7 Responses to “SOCOM Suppressor Awards – Updated”

  1. charlie says:

    Color me surprised, the exact opposite of what I thought. Congrats for both AAC and Surefire!

  2. FormerSFMedic says:

    No surprise here. The 212 has been used in SOF circles for a looooong time. As a matter of fact all the models adopted in this contract have been used for awhile. The good thing about the contract though, is that there will be more suppresors available to more shooters. We will probably see a lot more 215A’s on individual weapons too, as opposed to the standard birdcage.

  3. Riceball says:

    Pretty interesting that a company based in CA makes a product that’s illegal in its home state; how ironic.

  4. Usedwombat says:

    Smart move getting the B.E. Meyers 249F-style 5.56mm flash hider version. It’s hands down the best on the market as a straight flash hider, which JSOC just proved again in recent testing.

  5. Usedwombat says:

    The actual B.E. Meyers version that is (249F), which are hard to find unless you have the NSN and are linked into FEDLOG from your house! Not sure about Surefire’s version.

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  7. Jon C says:

    The 215A is NOT a BE Meyers product, it is just the tuning fork style like the Vortex/Blackout/BE Meyers. Most people aren’t familiar with the part number and the BE Meyers reference is to the style only.

    It is less accurate that the same can mounted on the -212A due to the front lockup but it’s flash suppression when not using the can can’t be beat.