Heckler & Koch Awarded U.S. Army Squad Designated Marksman Rifle Contract

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posted on July 12, 2019
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Heckler & Koch (H&K) is gearing up to deliver between 5,000 and 6,000 complete rifle weapon systems to the U.S. Amy, which plans to deploy them as M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifles (SDMR). The rifle will be a variant of the 7.62x51 mm NATO G28/HK417, and will be manufactured by H&K in Oberndorf, Germany, before arriving at the H&K-U.S.A. facility in Columbus, Ga., in early 2020. There, scopes and mounts purchased under a separate agreement will be installed, as well as accessories from 12 other U.S.-based manufacturers. H&K will additionally provide spare parts, support and training.

“This is a significant achievement for Heckler & Koch,” H&K-U.S.A. COO/CSO Michael Holley said. “The H&K SDMR system will add much-needed capabilities to virtually every squad in the Army. We are honored by this opportunity.”

For more information on this contract, please visit hk-usa.com.

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