USMC Snipers to Replace “Failing” Scopes

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USMC SniperCobra Gold 2000(click to view full) This contract has been reported before by others, but not with full details. Premiere Reticles of Winchester VA received a $15 million firm-fixed-priced, indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity contract for Scout Sniper Day Scopes to “replace the aging and failing Unertl sniper scopes currently used by US Marine Corps snipers.” This contract will change the standard sniper optics throughout the U.S. Marine Corps. Like the recent $660 million ACOG scope contract covered by DID, it represents a significant market decision given the USMC’s long history of high standards and leadership in this area. With respect to the details of this contract… M40A3 Sniper Rifle(click to view full) The USMC selected Premier Reticles as the U.S. assembler and distributor of the Schmidt & Bender 3x12x50 combat telescope with illuminated reticle. The original solicitation had noted that the Government “intends to award two separate contracts: one for the M40A3 SSDS, and another for the M82A3 SSDS; however, in the event a single offeror proposes one scope that meets the requirements of both the M40A3 and the M82A3, a single Offeror may be awarded both contracts.” That seems to be exactly what happened. The Marines are transitioning […]

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