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PREMIUM: US Army starts to receive new Sub Compact Weapon

30th March 2020 - 14:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in New Zealand

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Deliveries of the US Army’s Sub Compact Weapon (SCW) are under way, following the selection of the APC9K weapon (pictured).

Casca Long, a spokesperson for APC9K manufacturer Brugger & Thomet (B&T), told Shephard that a total of 1,350 weapons will be delivered, including an initial order of 350 plus options for an additional 1,000 units.

The US Army wanted the first 350 delivered within five to seven months of the contract award. These guns will be distributed to the army’s personal security details.

Swiss company B&T was selected in April 2019, and Long said that the contract was worth $2.5 million. The APC9K is being produced in Switzerland and delivered via the B&T USA company subsidiary in Florida.

B&T beat competition from Global Ordnance, Angstadt Arms, Shield Arms, Sig Sauer and Trident Rifles.

Long said the APC9K won as it performed better ...

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