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USSOCOM Awards SIG SAUER $48 Mil for Suppressed Upper Receiver Group

The Department of Defense has announced that USOCOM selected SIG SAUER to provide SURG.

Sig Sauer Inc., Newington, New Hampshire, was awarded a $48,000,000 five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for the acquisition of the Suppressed Upper Receiver Group (SURG).  The SURG weapon is an upgrade of the M4A1 lower receiver group in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Procurement Division.  Fiscal 2018 procurement funds in the amount of $24,620 are being obligated at the time of award.  The majority of the work will be performed in Newington, New Hampshire, and is expected to be completed by July 2023.  This contract was awarded through full and open competition.  USSOCOM headquarters, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (H92430-18-D-0005).

SURG is a 5.56mm, integrally suppressed upper receiver. Despite assertions to the contrary on other websites, this is not a SIG Rattler kit.

However, there an entirely different program to offer a Personal Defense Weapon upper in .300. Earlier this year, SOCOM purchased a handful of SIG upper receiver systems to inform the requirement. Expect SOCOM to release a solicitation in FY19.

SURG asked industry to keep the handguard cool enough to handle even after firing the SOCOM suppressor torture test with M855A1. Several companies took up the challenge but experienced various issues.

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19 Responses to “USSOCOM Awards SIG SAUER $48 Mil for Suppressed Upper Receiver Group”

  1. DSM says:

    Big year for Sig.

  2. Joglee says:

    Go Sig.

    • Mike says:

      you gonna request an FOIA for the SURG test results?

      • SSD says:

        I doubt I’ll get them that way. The requirements themselves were withheld from the public.

        • Laughing@MyBuddy says:

          I saw a protest from a really surprising company. Heard they were a legit contender and dq’d for erroneous information. Can you confirm or deny?

          • SSD says:

            Do you mean Radical Firearms? Yes, they were a serious contender. They had been working with SOCOM on this problem set since the bolt gun project.

  3. Seamus says:

    Any chance we get to see pics of the SURG and any specific info on Sig’s submission?

  4. Marcus says:

    Is it public who the other companies were?

  5. Alex says:

    Inb4 cloners start trying to piece together “USSOCOM SURG” builds

    • Jeff S says:

      They’re still trying to get their heads wrapped around the G URG-I and all “different” versions you can order from Bill G, Brownells and one other sight.

  6. JMTX says:

    This is separate from the new Geissele upper (URG-I), correct? Additionally, I am guessing that this this was the competition that LaRue created their SUURG upper to compete in.

    Unrelated, keeping track of all of these acquisition programs is starting to become a challenge. Good problem to have I suppose.

  7. Hubb says:

    I wanted LaRue Tactical to win. I am a little biased because I bought their SURG 2.0 Upper Kit. Unfortunately, my can is in NFA purgatory while I wait for my stamp. The good news is my LGS will let me shoot it on their range while I wait.

    • Jason says:

      Why did you have a particular bias for Larue, having no idea what all uppers were submitted, how they each performed relative to the requirements, or even having shot your own SUURG yet?

      • SSD says:

        They were dropped in the initial round.

      • Hubb says:

        Jason,
        Overall, I am a big fan of Larue products. I have several of their light and optic mounts and I have never been disappointed with them. Also, this is my first Larue rifle and the fit and finish is outstanding. I really like how the SURG Muzzle Brake, Suppressor, and Burn Guard work together and it is only one tax stamp.

        I am also a big fan of Sig since I own a few of their firearms. I look forward to see what they submitted.

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