The US Army is set to receive a new batch of .50 calibre M107 long range sniper rifles with the Department of Defense announcing the contract award on the 28th November. The near $8 million dollar order will see Barrett Firearms provide between 700 and 800 rifles.These are likely destined for the Army and possibly for foreign military sale.
The exact number of rifles ordered has not been disclosed but the firm fixed price contract is worth $7,952,249. The award notice’s wording is a little unclear referring the the M107, M107A1 and M82A1M – all of which are the same rifle. However, the original solicitation posted by the US Army’s Army Contracting Command Picatinny, New Jersey, department back in July 2017, noted the order was for “M107 Long Range Sniper Rifle (M107 LRSR), NSN 1005-01-469-2133 as well as two variations, the M107A1 and the M82A1.” As Daniel Watters helpfully pointed out this is likely due to supporting both Department of Defense rifle operators and foreign military sales clients. The contract includes a scope, a suppressor (Barrett’s QDL Suppressor) and a spare parts kit.
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Originally posted on The Firearm Blog