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Sig Sauer to deliver SOF carbine upgrade

15th August 2018 - 13:00 GMT | by Andrew White in London


Sig Sauer has been tasked by the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to deliver Suppressed Upper Receiver Group (SURG) technology to force components in order to upgrade the legacy M4A1 carbines.

According to a company statement published on 7th August 2018, the USD $48 million contract comprises a five year indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) deal that will see deliveries conducted through to July 2023. 

Industry sources suggested to Shephard that USSOCOM might require up to 70,000 SURGs over the contract period. 

Sig Sauer’s statement described how the US Department of Defense (DoD) had selected Sig Sauer’s MCX SURG solution for the

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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