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US Army Issues Prototype Opportunity Notice for Sub Compact Weapon System

Leveraging similar Other Transactional Authorities used conduct the Next Generation Squad Automatic Weapon program, the US Army wants to give up to six companies an opportunity to offer a, “highly concealable SCW system capable of engaging threat personnel with a high volume of lethal force while accurately firing at close range with minimal collateral damage.” The weapon should be optimized for shooting 147 grain 9mm.

This Prototype Opportunity Notice OTA has a goal of delivering a quantity of 15 functional weapons with Slings & Manuals, 40 – 20 round magazines and 80 – 30 round magazines, 5 cleaning kits, 3 suppressors, 2 specialized tool kits (if required for assembly/disassembly), and spare parts, within 30 days after award. If successful, a follow-on production OTA or Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) based award, may be made to one offeror for up to 350 SCW systems, which may include an option for additional quantities up to 1,000 SCW systems that may be exercised in quantities no greater than 350 SCW systems.

Once again, the requirement for the SCW is because the United States military operations take place worldwide and in all types of terrains as well as under every environmental condition. The Secretary of the Army and/or the Chief of Staff approves senior commanders and key personnel as High Risk Personnel (HRP). HRPs are authorized a Personal Security Detail (PSD), which are assigned to guard against outlined threats. To address this operational need, PSD military personnel require weapons with greater lethality than pistols that are more concealable than rifles. The ultimate objective of this program is to acquire a highly concealable Sub Compact Weapon (SCW) system capable of engaging threat personnel with a high volume of lethal force while accurately firing at close range with minimal collateral damage.

To learn more, visit www.fbo.gov.

8 Responses to “US Army Issues Prototype Opportunity Notice for Sub Compact Weapon System”

  1. John Mayeski says:

    They just canceled the previous solicitation for 9MM concealable sub-guns and now they want to do it AGAIN? Just buy something like the RATTLR in 5.56 or .300 BO. Concealable and in a useful caliber for dealing with Armor.

    • charlie says:

      They canceled it because they wanted to change the requirements. So we knew this was coming. I can’t remember if the suppressor requirement was there in the last one so that could be it.

  2. SpankDaddyCool says:

    “PSD military personnel require weapons with greater lethality than pistols that are more concealable than rifles”

    9mm out of 1″-2″ more of barrel is so much more lethal.

  3. SGT Heintz says:

    Magpul PDW or MDR Micro for the win?

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