The U.S. Army source has revealed some new details about the contract with Knights Armaments for additional M110 semi-automatic sniper rifles.
Knights Armaments Co., was awarded a $16,5 million contract for M110 semi-automatic sniper system, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) said in a statement on 20 December 2018. No further details have been released.
But now, the Army’s source has reported that additional M110 intended to replace the M24 Sniper Weapon System (military and police version of the Remington Model 700 rifle).
The M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System, or also named the M110 SASS, is a precision 7.62mm NATO caliber, gas-operated rifle that is highly acclaimed for its battlefield performance.
The rifle’s inherent accuracy, quick-change 20-round magazine, ambidextrous controls, abundant MIL-STD-1913 rail mounting capabilities, and a two-stage match trigger. A companion suppressor system, which mates with the M110 flash hider and connects to the SR-25 gas block, is 14-inches long and gives the platform a distinctive profile.
The U.S. Army Contracting Command has awarded a six-year contract covering continue to supply M110 rifles to the service, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 20, 2024.