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BAE Systems Receives Contract for 20 Additional CV90 Mjölner Mortar Systems for Swedish Army

Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

This new order for 20 additional CV90 mortar systems for the Swedish Army brings the total fleet to 80 vehicles, planned to be in service by 2025

BAE Systems has received a contract modification from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to build 20 additional CV90 mortar vehicles. The approximately $30 million contract has been awarded to the BAE Systems Swedish joint venture HB Utveckling AB, which combines BAE Systems’ Hägglunds and Bofors manufacturing capabilities. Production will be performed at BAE Systems Hägglunds in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden.

“This new contract modification for additional mortar vehicles ensures that soldiers will benefit from this critical capability in the near future,” said Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, managing director of BAE Systems Hägglunds. “We look forward to continuing to support the Swedish Army’s efforts to modernize and increase its combat power.”

The original contract for 40 CV90 Mjölner systems was awarded in 2016, and deliveries of the systems started in 2019 and were completed on time in 2020. In February 2022, FMV awarded the first follow-on contract for 20 additional systems, as well as the upgrade of the 40 systems already in service, to bring them all to the same standard by integrating the Swedish Army’s new C4I LSS Mark system. Both FMV and BAE Systems have heralded this program as a benchmark for collaborative development.

Once the contract modification deliveries are completed in 2025, the Swedish Army will operate 80 CV90 mortar vehicles in its fleet. The vehicles, known as Granatkastarpansarbandvagn 90, provide critical indirect firepower capabilities in the mechanized brigades.

There are approximately 1,300 CV90s, in multiple variants, in service with Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. The vehicle has a combat-proven track record and is designed to accommodate future growth to meet evolving missions. More recently, both Slovakia and the Czech Republic have selected CV90 to replace their legacy infantry fighting vehicle fleets.

ManTech Wins $57 Million Navy Contract to Deliver Next Generation Expeditionary Weapon Systems Capabilities for US Special Operations Forces

Monday, January 30th, 2023

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ManTech has been awarded a five-year $57 million contract by Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane to develop world-class technology solutions that support advanced expeditionary weapon systems for U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). ManTech won this contract under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC) vehicle.

NSWC Crane manages the research, development, prototyping, acquisition, test, evaluation and delivery of expeditionary weapon systems for SOCOM Program Manager-Special Operations Force Lethality (PM-SOF Lethality).

David Hathaway, Executive Vice President and General Manager of ManTech’s Defense Sector

“Our mission is to deliver state-of-the-art, next generation technology solutions that enhance the capabilities of all NSWC-managed SOCOM platforms,” said David Hathaway, Executive Vice President and General Manager of ManTech’s Defense Sector. “We are proud to support SOCOM forces with world-leading technology solutions that help ensure real-time mission success in every conceivable environment, challenge and domain.”

Under this task order, ManTech is Bringing Digital to the Mission® with next generation integrated weapon systems and ISR capabilities for manned and unmanned air, ground, surface, subsurface and maritime mobility platforms. SOCOM systems and associated subsystems that will benefit from the program include: weapons ammunition; optics; validation equipment; production equipment; sensor and fire control systems; mounts; rocket, missile and gun systems; integrated pilot and operator displays; crew-served weapon systems and associated mounts; and airframe integration systems. As importantly, the program will deliver quick-reaction and engineering analyses for total life-cycle management of expeditionary weapon systems.

About the DOD IAC Program
The DoD IAC, sponsored by the Defense Technical Information Center, provides technical data management and research support for DoD and federal government users. Established in 1946, the IAC program serves the DoD science & technology (S&T) and acquisition communities to drive innovation and technological developments by enhancing collaboration through integrated scientific and technical information development and dissemination for the DoD and broader S&T community.

Additional information on ManTech can be found at www.mantech.com.

Daniel Defense – MK12 Alpine Predator Kit

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023

Introducing the Limited Series MK12 Alpine Predator. It’s Daniel Defense‘s first Limited Series build.

The MK12 Alpine Predator Kit Includes:

+ Daniel Defense MK12 with Flat-Front MFR Rail

+ Fully-Ambidextrous Lower Receiver

+ All-New Vortex Optics Strike Eagle 3-18×44 FFP

+ Weichel coatings MultiCam Alpine Cerakote

+ Geissele SSA 2-Stage FCG

+ Radian Talon Ambi Safety Selector

+ Magpul MLOK Adjustable Bipod

+ Ferro Concepts Wolf Grey Slingster

+ Armageddon Gear Shooting Mat

The result is an extremely limited-edition DD rifle suitable for collecting but made to perform flawlessly in virtually any environment or condition.

SHOT Show 23 – Radical Defense XR338

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023

Radical Defense featured a static display of their new XR338, a suppressed mini-gun in .338 Norma Mag.

The XR338 can be fired in suppressed (72 lbs) or unsuppressed (66 lbs) mode at variable firing rates between 800 to 2500 rounds per minute.

For those of you doing the math, it could run you over $15,000 a minute to feed this beast. However, with 47.5% parts compatibility with an M134, you can save some cash on PLL.

SHOT Show 23 – Single Shot 40mm Launcher from Milkor USA

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

VLTOR Systems shared this video of the new single shot 40mm launcher developed by sister company MILKOR USA. During the GWOT, MILKOR provided the USMC and USSOCOM with the six shot rotary 40mm Multi-ShotGrenade Launcher, the M32A1.

SHOT Show 23 – B&T’s APC9 Limited & SPC223

Friday, January 20th, 2023

B&T USA is displaying their APC9 & SPC223 carbines.

The 9mm APC9 features an aluminum lower receiver with flared magwell and Elftman Tactical trigger. The MBT stock folds and offers 3-position comb and length of pull adjustment.

The handguard incorporates MLOK with a full length Picatinny rail at 12 o’clock.

Offered only in SBR configuration, they can be had with 8.9″ or 6.7″ barrel but there are only 500 of each available.

Chambered in .223, the SPC223 will not be available until late this year. It’s B&T’s take on a black rifle with a hydraulic buffer system and is full ambidextrous. The prototype you see here is a DI gun with a 10-position adjustable gas block, optimized for suppression, but the production model will likely be piston driven.

Coming in 11.5″ and 16″ barrel length. There will also be a .300 BLK model with a shorter barrel.

Mounted to this SPC223 is the MARS suppressor, a super lightweight can at 14 oz which was designed for a USMC requirement.

NGSW Rifle Redesignated As XM7

Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

NGSW Rifle gets new name

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. – The Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) Rifle has been given a new designation, the Army’s Project Manager Soldier Lethality here has announced.

The Army originally chose the designation XM5 as the name of the new rifle in March.

Since then, the service learned that the M5 name is used by Colt Industries for one of its 5.56mm carbines.

As a result, the NGSW Rifle will now be called the XM/M7.

The NGSW Automatic Rifle will continue to be known as the XM250/M250, PM SL said in a short press statement.

 PAO, PEO Soldier

Smith & Wesson Introduces 5.7x28mm to the M&P Family

Tuesday, January 17th, 2023

SPRINGFIELD, MA., (1/17/2023) – Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select: SWBI), a leader in firearm manufacturing and design, is proud to announce the new full-size M&P®5.7 pistol with a 22-round capacity.

In an effort to enhance the performance of the increasingly popular 5.7x28mm round in a polymer handgun platform, Smith & Wesson set out to deliver a new and innovative design that will offer a more reliable, accurate, and consistent shooting experience. Designed within the M&P5.7 is Smith & Wesson’s new gas-operated, locked-breech, rotating Tempo™ Barrel System. Developed to harness the speed of the round, this new 5-inch barrel allows for a quicker extraction once the bullet passes the gas port, creating a more secured fireform effect. This key feature allows for increased precision following the first trigger pull and works to utilize the ballistic advantages of the 5.7x28mm round.

“The M&P5.7 is an exciting new pistol from Smith & Wesson that incorporates a gas-operated Tempo™ Barrel System to effectively harness the 5.7x28mm round, creating a lighter recoil for an overall better shooting experience. Like all Smith & Wesson firearms, the M&P5.7 is proudly made entirely in the USA and is backed by the Smith & Wesson Limited Lifetime Service Policy. Whatever your purpose, the M&P5.7 is versatile, fun, and a must-have,” says Andrew Gore, Product Manager, Handguns.

The M&P5.7 is slide cut for optics to accommodate your preferred micro red dots, has a Picatinny-style rail for added accessories, and includes a 1/2×28 threaded muzzle with thread protector to allow for suppressed shooting capabilities. Its single-action flat-face trigger maintains a crisp break and is designed to allow for consistent finger placement that translates to more accurate and repeatable shooting. This pistol boasts a 22-round capacity and ships with two magazines.

Pick up the TEMPO™ with accurate and consistent results from the M&P®5.7.

MSRP is $699.00

Check out the M&P®5.7 at www.smith-wesson.com.