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FBI Selects Glock Pistol

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

According to an award announcement posted today on FedBizOpps The Federal Bureau of Investigation has selected the Glock pistol as their new sidearm. In contrast to the US Army’s plodding attempt to find a new service pistol, the FBI’s program for a 9mm replacement took just nine months from issuing the solicitation to industry to award. The contract ceiling is $85 million.

Look for additional details soon. 

Zero Point Awarded 5-Year Contract to Support USSOCOM

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Virginia Beach Explosive Ordnance Disposal Firm Zero Point Awarded $49M Contract to Provide Technical and Program Assistance to Support US Special Operations Command

Virginia Beach, VA, June 27, 2016: Zero Point, a Virginia Beach-based Explosive Ordnance Disposal firm announced that the company has been awarded a five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract by U.S. Special Operations Command. Under the IDIQ, which carries a maximum ceiling of $49M, Zero Point will provide technical and program support, training for radio-controlled improvised explosive devices, systems analysis, engineering support for explosive ordnance disposal and counter proliferation systems in addition to electronic countermeasures and strategic project support.
As a leading provider of Combatting Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD), Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), and Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) expertise. Since its inception in 2007, Zero Point has provided product and service support to the Special Operations community. Zero Point, along with its teaming partners, P3MS and Point One, will perform critical tasking across a broad scope of requirements supporting the USSOCOM mission both stateside and abroad.
?Regarding the award, CEO Perry Sasnett says, “we are honored to have the opportunity to continue working these critical efforts in support of USSOCOM and will remain vigilant so that we maintain our position as best in class and value. Our equation is simple but effective…Hard work and dedication by an incredible team”.


Wilcox to develop new US Army Grenadier Sighting System

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Newington, NH – Wilcox Industries Corp. was awarded a contract by the US Army valued at up to $151.8 million for a new day/night sighting device for 40mm grenade launchers. The Grenadier Sighting System (GSS) will serve as a replacement for the previously fielded sights for the M320/M320A1 Grenade Launcher Module (GLM).

The contract includes a short development and indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract line items for production of up to 84,000 GSS units. In addition, the contract incorporates provisions for training and logistical support to the U. S. Military.

“Based upon the product sample and proposal submissions as well as the Government’s pre-award surveys, the GSS contract award is a significant achievement for our company”, said Jim Teetzel, Chief Executive Officer of Wilcox Industries Corp. “The award is a testament to the hard work and commitment of the Wilcox Team along with its partners to provide innovative and flexible solutions to meet unique customer requirements.”

The Wilcox GSS is being developed and produced at Wilcox’s state of the art 190,000 square foot facility located in Newington, NH, with an estimated contract completion date of March 28, 2022.

Wilcox is an innovative leader in design, development and manufacturing of tactical solutions for military, law enforcement and first responders around the world. Wilcox portfolio includes four core product areas: Night Vision Mounting, Small Arms, Hybrid Life Support and Combat Systems. The company prides itself on tailoring solutions for customer’s unique requirements. More information on the company and capabilities can be found at

Edgar Brothers Awarded Landmark MOD Contract to Provide L144 A1 – Cadet Small Bore Target Rifles

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Edgar Brothers has been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide over 8,000 units and spares, of the Savage .22LR bolt-action rifle. The rifle has also been issued with it’s own unique reference ‘L144 A1’. The L144 A1 rifle will be used to teach cadets the fundamentals of weapons handling, safety, and the principles of target shooting.

Edgar Brothers’ Director of Police & Military Division, Mike Newman, commented that this announcement is a landmark achievement for the Macclesfield-based distributor: “The most satisfying element of winning this programme is knowing we are playing our part in the development of the Community Cadet Forces’ target shooting skills,” he said, adding: “Over the last 12 months our team, along with Savage Arms, have worked to develop a system to fit the requirement put to industry, by UK MOD, and we are extremely proud to have been selected as the winning bidder. It is very special to become part of a long dated history of in-service Cadet weapons, and we are extremely proud that the Savage ‘Cadet Small Bore Target Rifle’ now joins this list.”

Terry McCullough, Vice President and General Manager of Savage Arms Canada, added: “We were very confident going into the evaluation that our rifles’ performance would exceed the outlined requirements. The team here at Savage Arms Canada is indeed very proud to have been selected as the winning submission.”

A limited number of the rifles will also be available to the civilian market, making them highly collectable.
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Feel The SURG – USSOCOM Seeks Suppressor Upper Receiver Group for M4A1 Carbines

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

On 12 April, USSOCOM’s Directorate of Procurement released a solicitation for the long anticipated Suppressor Upper Receiver Group.

According to the government, “The SURG weapon upgrade of the M4A1 Lower Receiver Group will allow the Warfighter’s weapon to be optimized for continuous suppressed use.” Interestingly, there’s no requirement that the upper feature an integral suppressor, just that it is suppressed.

Vendors have been working on this project for quite sometime as SOCOM has collected data in order to dial in the requirement. As you can imagine, most of the major players have all teamed up which explains the relatively short lead time until submissions are due.

Potential offerers have until July 13th to answer. Specific information requires an account with Fed Biz Opps.


OSS Congratulates H&K On CSASS Contract Bid

Thursday, April 7th, 2016


Murray Utah – Operators Suppressor Systems (OSS) congratulates Heckler & Koch Defense Inc. on their successful Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS) contract bid with the U.S. Department of Defense.

“OSS is honored to participate with and support HK’s Program Team and their winning CSASS submission,” said John Spurrier, OSS Chief Executive Officer.  

“This lightweight variant of the HK G28, integrated with OSS’s over the barrel suppression system, effectively delivers the improved reliability and accuracy, reduced felt recoil and enhanced suppressor performance required by this contract, and critical for its intended broad spectrum of sniper missions,” said Spurrier.  “The OSS design, engineering and product teams have worked closely with our HK partners since 2012, and we look forward to the work ahead.” 

“The CSASS contract, as well as recent U.S. Government agency testing, are important validations for the unmatched performance of OSS’s patented Flow-Through™ technology,” said Chris Estadt, VP of Sales and Marketing.  “Weapon systems with OSS suppression don’t see the adverse effects on the shooter or weapon often found with baffle suppressors like blowback and buildup of particulates, increased backpressure and recoil, or first round flash,” said Estadt.  “And these are especially critical for sniper mission effectiveness.”

Confirmed – H&K Wins CSASS

Friday, April 1st, 2016


In spite of PEO Soldier claiming that an award has not been made, it has. This is the DoD announcement from March 31, 2016. H&K USA Wins the Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System program.

The U.S. Army Contracting Command – New Jersey, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ on behalf of the Project Manager Soldier Weapons awarded a single award Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with Firm Fixed Price (FFP) Delivery and Task Orders with two (2) options for a maximum total of 3,643 Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS) units. The period of performance for the base ordering period will be Twenty-Four (24) months, during which time Production Qualification Testing/Operational Testing(PQT/OT) of 30 CSASS units will be conducted. The minimum ordering obligation for this contract is 30 CSASS units to be used for PQT/OT. Option one (1) will enable additional ordering periods and will include production, spare parts, depot support, First Article testing, and Instructor and Key Personnel Training (I&KPT). Option two (II) is for the purchase of a technical data package and Government Purpose Rights.

Rumor Has It Confirmed – H&K Wins CSASS

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

It’s beyond rumor at this point. According to multiple sources familiar with various aspects of the program, H&K’s entry for the Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS) program was selected earlier this week for procurement by the United States Army. Other finalists were LMT and FNH USA.

The entry, named the G28E1, was displayed at SHOT Show in H&K’s booth. Interestingly, it incorporates an OSS Suppressor.

The program for this new, compact version of a 7.62 NATO gas gun finds its beginning in 2012 but the actual solicitation wasn’t until late 2014 with the goal being “improved reliability, improved accuracy, and improved ergonomics; reduced weight and length; advanced coatings; improved optics; reduced felt recoil; enhanced suppressor performance; enhanced modular rail capabilities; an improved bipod, trigger, pistol grip, and buttstock.” Since then, the candidates have been through a down select to further trim the field to three and numerous testing regimines.

According to documents obtained by SSD, the Army has been planning events around an ‘M-110E1’, referred to as an improved version of the M-110 which is more compact and lighter weight, leading us to believe that the CSASS will adopt this nomenclature.

PEO Soldier did not respond to our request for information regarding this award. No word yet on how many the Army plans to purchase or the Basis of Issue.