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U.S. Army Contracting Command Issues Award to SIG SAUER for MCX, MPX, and 716G2 Rifles, along with SP2022 Pistols, TANGO6 Riflescopes, and Suppressors

Newington, N.H. (December 20, 2018) – SIG SAUER has confirmed the award of a five-year contract with the U.S. Army Contracting Command for commercial off the shelf (COTS) rifles and pistols to include MCX rifles, MPX sub-guns, 716G2 rifles, SP2022 pistols, TANGO6 series riflescopes, suppressors, and various SIG SAUER accessories.

“This is a very exciting announcement for SIG SAUER and we are extremely proud that the U.S. Army has selected SIG SAUER products for this award,” said Ron Cohen, President and CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc. “For this contract the U.S. Army has identified a wide array of SIG SAUER product including pistols, rifles, optics, and suppressors. We are extremely humbled that they have recognized our ability to meet the broad scope and demands of this contract while recognizing the quality and versatility of our products for the battlefield.”

The U.S. Army identified the following SIG SAUER product for the COTS contract:

SIG SAUER MCX Rifles: conceived for the demands of the special operations community and engineered for adaptability, accuracy, and durability. Available in over 500 configurations the MCX offers the utmost in mission-specific flexibility featuring user changeable barrels, free-floating M-LOK™ handguards, ambidextrous AR style controls, a folding adjustable stock, and a 30-round magazine.

SIG SAUER MPX Rifles: a groundbreaking sub-gun with a short-stroke gas piston operating system, featuring user changeable barrels available in varying lengths, a short aluminum KeyMod™ handguard, ambidextrous AR controls, and a 30-round magazine.

SIG SAUER 716G2 Rifles: a short-stroke pushrod gas system on an AR platform and 7.62 NATO caliber performance, a free-float handguard, ambidextrous controls, a telescoping stock, ambidextrous steel QD sling mounts, and a 20-round magazine.

SIG SAUER SP2022 Pistols: full-size suppressed and non-suppressed pistols featuring a durable, lightweight, and wear-resistant polymer frame with a nitron stainless steel slide, a double action/single action trigger, SIGLITE Night Sights, and an integrated M1913 accessory rail.

SIG SAUER TANGO6 Series Riflescopes: ruggedized and optimized for military use to withstand both close quarter battle operations and long range shooting. All TANGO6 series riflescopes are manufactured using anodized aircraft grade aluminum maintubes, and are available in multiple reticle and illumination options.

SIG SAUER Suppressors: designed to be part of a completely integrated pistol or rifle system to maximize overall performance resulting in the most advanced, most dependable suppressors.

SIG SAUER Accessories: to include various uppers, threaded barrels, and magazines.

To learn more about the SIG SAUER products in this U.S. Army COTS Award please visit sigsauer.com.

16 Responses to “U.S. Army Contracting Command Issues Award to SIG SAUER for MCX, MPX, and 716G2 Rifles, along with SP2022 Pistols, TANGO6 Riflescopes, and Suppressors”

  1. Billy Hays says:

    Imagine that.

  2. ptmccain says:

    Sig is on a roll!

  3. Mike says:

    I wonder what country we are buying the p2022s for ?

  4. Joe_K says:

    Was this an order for testing/trials? Or a large order to issue out?

  5. AbnMedOps says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t 716’s a proprietary receiver length (like 1/8″ longer?), rendering the uppers / lowers incompatible with other manufacturer’s parts? If so, I question supporting that trend.

    • Cuvie says:

      Does that really matter when there’s barely any standardization of 7.62 NATO ARs to begin with? If it’s a government order they’re just going to keep ordering parts from the original manufacturer.

    • RockyMountain9 says:

      Well then perhaps other manufacturers should start building to the SIG pattern. I haven’t seen the DPMS pattern winning big name contracts in the past ten years.

  6. You know says:

    When contracting command kicks out the competition on technicalities it must be nice. But that is what happens when the ranking Democrat on the senate armed services committee is from your state

  7. Patrick says:

    I believe that logistical complication would only apply if you were choosing to incorporate the rifles in with older inventories as opposed to replacing them and managing the whole new system with a the OEM providing replacement parts and technical support

    • SVGC says:

      Yeah, you’re pretty much right. I mean, pretty much everything on an HK417 is proprietary and it’s the SDMR and CSASS.

  8. Robert D says:

    SSD, I don’t get it. What unit will get these things?

  9. SGT Heintz says:

    Screw SIG USA! They couldn’t even figure out how to get the pic rail straight on the 556 I wanted to love but couldn’t. Then they hid the P320 drop issue. Screw’em!

  10. You Know says:

    In my very accurate assessment that DoD small arms is run through Jeanne Shaheens office. The ranking democrat on the SASC being in your home state is a great thing for procurement and Dept of the Army removing your competition by technicalities.

    • SSD says:

      Yes, I know, but apparently, you don’t. That isn’t how acquisition works. Nice try at casting aspersions on a whole bunch of people though