The U.S. Army source revealed that it had placed an order to purchase additional M110 semi-automatic sniper rifles.
The U.S. Army source reveal that the contract for the additional order was awarded to Knights Armaments Co., at a cost of $16,5 million.
On December 20, 2018, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) had confirmed of the additional M110 semi-automatic sniper rifles purchase without releasing further details of the contract.
According to the U.S. Army’s source, the additional M110 rifle is intended to replace the M24 Sniper Weapon System (military and police version of the Remington Model 700 rifle).
The M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System, or also named the M110 SASS, is a precision 7.62mm NATO caliber, gas-operated rifle that is highly acclaimed for its battlefield performance.
The M110 rifle’s inherent accuracy is unmatched, has quick-change 20-round magazine, ambidextrous controls, has abundant MIL-STD-1913 rail mounting capabilities, and has a two-stage match trigger.
Also has a companion suppressor system, which mates with the M110 flash hider and connects to the SR-25 gas block, is 14-inches long and gives the platform a distinctive profile.