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Land Warfare

Barrett to meet PSR requirement

8th April 2021 - 11:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Barrett is making MK22 MRAD sniper rifles for the US Army under the Precision Sniper Rifle programme. (Photo: Barrett Firearms Manufacturing)

Barrett will provide about 2,800 modular sniper rifles to the US Army.

The US Army will adopt the MK22 Multi-role Adaptive Design (MRAD) rifle from Barrett Firearms Manufacturing as its new sniper weapon.

The manufacturer received a $49.9 million contract from the army on 30 March under the Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR) programme. It will provide about 2,800 modular MK22 rifles by March 2026.

Barrett already makes the M107 .50 calibre Long Range Sniper Rifle for the US Army, which will field MK22 MRAD in three calibres (.338 Norma Magnum, .300 Norma Magnum and 7.62x51mm NATO).

PSR also includes the Leupold & Stevens Mark 5 HD scope and a sniper accessory kit. The programme will meet a US Army requirement for extreme-range weapon systems that are lighter than current sniper rifles and include features that will mask the sniper signature for improved survivability.

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