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Knight's Armament Company awarded $16 million U.S. Army Contract for M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle

Knight’s Armament Company awarded $16 million 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). No further details have been released. 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 M110A1 Compact Semi-Auto Sniper System (CSASS) is due to undergo production qualification testing and should be approved for limited user testing in the early part of 2019.

Knight's Armament Company awarded $16 million U.S. Army Contract for M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle

Knight’s Armament Company awarded $16 million U.S. Army Contract for M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle


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.
Knight's Armament Company awarded $16 million U.S. Army Contract for M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle

Knight’s Armament Company awarded $16 million U.S. Army Contract for M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle

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FDM L5 5-bore single barrel rifle

FDM L5 5-bore single barrel rifle


The L5 is the world’s first functional 5-bore, single barrel rifle. The L5’s Electromagnetic / Transverse Camshaft action is efficient, safe, and reliable. The battery-powered action can fire upwards of 15,000 shots per battery charge. Complete with picatinny rails, the L5 can be easily accessorized with standard, commercially-available gear. Forward Defense Munitions, Co.s charge block ammo comes pre-loaded straight from the factory, which obviates the need to load individual rounds, saving vast amounts of time by passing that duty on to the manufacturer. This profoundly increases the effective sustained rate of fire for forces wielding the L5.

FDM L5 5-bore single barrel rifle

FDM L5 5-bore single barrel rifle


To prevent overheating, each block is ejected after use, along with any heat that would otherwise be held in a chamber. The blocks are precisely guided into position, moving only 1/2-inch, minimizing the probability of jamming. The L5 Rifle, coupled with charge block ammunition, represents an entirely new firearm class and addresses the prevalent and dangerous problems of reloading, overheating and jamming, which are inherent to the design of currently deployed firearms.
FDM L5 5-bore single barrel rifle

FDM L5 5-bore single barrel rifle


Forward Defense Munitions, Co. was founded in 2016 with the goal of developing a superior firearm. To achieve this, the current firearm design had to be completely abandoned and reinvented from the ground up. The new design focuses on eliminating the most common firearm issues, such as jamming and overheating. The “L5” prototype is the world’s first functional multi-bore single barrel rifle, and utilizes FDM’s caseless ammunition.
FDM L5 5-bore single barrel rifle

FDM L5 5-bore single barrel rifle