The Brügger & Thomet semi-automatic carbine APC9 has been selected by the U.S. Army for arm its security soldiers.
According to U.S. government business website, the Army selected B&T small arms specialists with their APC9K semi-automatic carbine or submachine gun as the winner of the Sub Compact Weapon programme.
The small semi-automatic carbine is chambered in 9mm and variants of the weapon are in use with police units such as Special Weapons and Tactics, or SWAT teams.
According to a statement released by Army Contracting Command, B&T to receive an order for manufacture 350 Sub Compact Weapons with an option for additional quantities of up to 1,000 SCWs, with slings, manuals, accessories, and spare parts.
“Reliable, accurate, compact and ambidextrous, the APC9 is the perfect submachine gun for all police and military tasks,” according to a B&T report.
It is a light and compact weapon. Around 60% of the components are made of polymer materials. The barrel comes with integral suppressor attachment.
This submachine gun comes as standard with 30-round magazines. Though there are 15-, 20-, and 25-round capacity magazines available for this weapon. Magazines are translucent. This feature allows making a quick estimate on how many rounds are left in the magazine. Magazines are compatible with other Brugger & Thomet weapons, including MP9 submachine gun, as well as TP9 pistol. Furthermore, two magazines can be clamped together for faster reloading.