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Sig Sauer nabs $10M Army contract for sniper rifle ammo

Sig Sauer nabs $10M Army contract for sniper rifle ammo

Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has awarded Sig Sauer a $ 10 million contract to manufacture ammunition for use in the branch's bolt-action sniper rifle. "This award by the U.S. Army is validation of our state-of-the-art manufacturing that has resulted in the highest quality, and most precise, ammunition delivering on-target accuracy for snipers in the field," said Ron Cohen, Sig Sauer president and CEO. The contractor will manufacture MOD 0 .300 Win Mag ammunition at its facility in Jacksonville, Ark. The contract also funds production of MK 248 MOD 1 ammunition for the military. In 2011, the Army transitioned from the 7.62mm to the .300 Win Mag round, providing the new round to sniper teams in Afghanistan. The new round allows snipers to engage targets from 1,200 meters as opposed to th...

Report: Canadian army sniper sets record for longest kill shot

June 22 (UPI) -- A Canadian special elite forces member may have set a world record by killing a suspected insurgent in Iraq in Iraq with the world's longest kill shot, according to a report.The Globe and Mail reported that a member of Canada's Joint Task Force 2 set the world record for longest sniper shot to kill a human being. The unnamed sniper is said to have killed the suspected insurgent from a length of approximately 11,319 feet. The bullet traveled for 10 seconds before penetrating its target."The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh [Islamic State] attack on Iraqi security forces," a military source told the paper. "Instead of dropping a bomb that could potentially kill civilians in the area, it is a very precise application of force and because it was so far way, the bad ...