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US Army Seeks Manufacturer For 338 NM AP & 300 NM Ball Ammo

Oh ye, of little faith. I know some of you still don’t believe that the US military is adopting 338 Norma Magnum and 300 NM for the Advanced Sniper Rifle System. But it’s true. In addition to US Special Operations Command, both the Army and Marine Corps are also in.

Consequently, the US Army Contracting Command – Picatinny Arsenal, NJ on behalf of the Project Manager, Soldier Weapons (PM-SW) has issued a sources sought notice for the manufacture and delivery of the following cartridges for precision sniper applications:

• .338 Norma Magnum (NM), XM1162, Armor Piercing (AP) Ammunition (DODIC: AC32)
• .300 Norma Magnum (NM), XM1163, Ball Ammunition. (DODIC: AC33)

The 338 NM AP and 300 NM will be produced to Government provided detailed specifications and accepted in Government specified test barrels.

The Government contemplates an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for Fiscal Years (FY) 20-25 for this acquisition (five years from date of award). The estimated quantity to be procured for each fiscal year is up to 2M for .300 NM and up to 1.2M for .338 NM AP at a production rate of 150,000 per month per cartridge type. Award is planned to be made in 1QFY20.

All responsible and interested sources should submit their capabilities to produce .338 NM AP and .300 NM like cartridge configurations. The respondent must demonstrate and provide valid documentation that they have the ability to produce a minimum of 1M of each cartridge type, annually. If a source is not capable or interested in producing both cartridges, the respondent should state which cartridges they are capable of producing.

Once a determination has been made by the Government as to the capabilities of the interested sources, the Government will release the required performance requirements and/or the detailed specifications.

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