SIG Sauer Awarded U.S. Army Advanced Sniper Rifle Ammunition Contract

Worth up to $157M, the contract is for .300 (and .338) Norma Mag. ammo

posted on June 14, 2022
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SIG Sauer has announced its latest U.S. Army contract award for the manufacture of Advanced Sniper Rifle .300 Norma Mag. and armor-piercing .338 Norma Mag. ammunition. The award follows the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy MK248 .300 Win. Mag. Precision Sniper Rifle that was previously secured by SIG Sauer.

The U.S. Army Advanced Sniper Rifle ammunition contract consists of two cartridges: M1163, a .300 Norma Mag., 215-grain round; and the M1162, an armor-piercing .338 Norma Mag., 300-grain round. The $157 million maximum value contract includes 4.5 million rounds for the first delivery order.

“This selection by the U.S. Army to manufacture Advanced Sniper Rifle 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,” said Ron Cohen, president and CEO of SIG Sauer.

Sniper ammunition must be manufactured to the most precise standards. SIG Sauer’s Precision Sniper Rifle MK248, the Advanced Sniper Rifle M1162 and M1163, and the new NGSW 6.8 mm Common Cartridge, are manufactured at the company’s ammunition manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Arkansas.

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