Knight’s Armament Awarded $16.6M U.S. Army Contract for M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle

Knight’s Armament Company was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract, worth $16.55 million, by the U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) for M110 Semi Automatic Sniper System (M110 SASS).

Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 20, 2024, said a statement from U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).

The M110 Semi Automatic Sniper System (M110 SASS) is an American semi-automatic sniper rifle/designated marksman rifle that is chambered for the 7.62×51mm NATO round, developed by U.S. firearm manufacturer Knight’s Armament Company (KAC).

The rifle has ambidextrous features such as a double-sided magazine release, safety selector switch, and bolt catch. The complete system also incorporates a Leupold 3.5–10× variable power daytime optic, Harris swivel bipod, AN/PVS-26 or AN/PVS-10 night sight and PALs magazine pouches.

The M110 is to be replaced by the lighter and more compact Heckler & Koch G28.

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