U.S. Army Selects SIG SAUER Advanced Sniper Rifle Ammunition

NEWINGTON, N.H., (June 13, 2022) – Following the success of the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy MK248 300WM Precision Sniper Rifle Contract, SIG SAUER is pleased to announce another U.S. Army award to manufacture the follow-on Advanced Sniper Rifle (ASR) 300 Norma Mag (NM) and armor piercing 338 Norma Mag (NM) ammunition.  

“This selection by the U.S. Army to manufacture ASR ammunition reinforces SIG SAUER as the leading manufacturer of modern sniper ammunition for the U.S. Department of Defense, and demonstrates confidence in SIG’s ability to deliver the most precise ammunition in the world,” began Ron Cohen, President and CEO SIG SAUER, Inc.

The U.S. Army ASR ammunition contract consists of two cartridges: M1163, a 300NM, 215 grain round, and M1162 an armor piercing 338NM, 300 grain round.  The $157MM maximum value contract includes 4.5MM rounds for the first delivery order.

“Sniper ammunition must be manufactured to the most precise standards.  This award, combined with our proven success in the MK248 300WM contract, further demonstrates our most important customer’s confidence in our ability to build and deliver the most precise ammunition,” concluded Cohen.  

All SIG SAUER Ammunition, including the Precision Sniper Rifle MK248, the Advanced Sniper Rifle M1162 and M1163, and the new Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) 6.8mm Common Cartridge, is American made and manufactured at our state-of-the-art ammunition manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Arkansas.

4 Responses to “U.S. Army Selects SIG SAUER Advanced Sniper Rifle Ammunition”

  1. jbgleason says:

    I am a huge Sig fan but doesn’t the “all eggs in one basket” situation start figuring into awards at some point?

    • Hodge175 says:

      Winchester is running Lake City, who else is really left? Colt does not bring much to the table and where is Remington these days.

      SiG USA has all the capabilities.

      • Nick says:

        It would be interesting to know who else bid on this contract opportunity. You’d think there are a few smaller shops that could have tried, but as you say, as far as large scale mil manufacturing, I can think of many competitors.

        • Hodge175 says:

          I agree, I am sure there are some smaller facilities that can make great ammo for the DOD, what hurts them is raw capacity. With SIG winning these contracts lately they can reinvest into larger facilities or expand capacity.