USSOCOM Awards Contract to Advanced Armament Corp

AAC has been awarded a contact to supply SOCOM suppressors for the Mk13 sniper system, Mk46 machine gun and M240 machine gun.

Lawrenceville, GA – Advanced Armament, Corp (“AAC”), a member of the Freedom Group of Companies, is pleased to announce that the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., has awarded AAC a $14,201,731 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for FMBS (N00164-11-D-JN18). Work will be performed in Lawrenceville, Ga., and is expected to be completed by September 2016. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce website, with seven proposals received.

Of the (4) lots awarded out of a total (8) lots competed, AAC was awarded a contract to reduce signature for 75% of the available business – the Mk13 sniper system, the Mk46 light machinegun, and the M240 medium machinegun. (4) systems – M249 light machinegun, Mk48 medium machinegun, M16A4 assault rifle and M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle are still pending award.

Steve Johnson

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  • 18D

    I worked closely with this project at Crane, and I was very happy with the performance of the AAC suppressor. The MK13 needed a suppressor solution bad! The AAC suppressor gives the MK13 a proprietary muzzle brake and a great suppressor option. The AAC suppressor awarded in this contract truly is a high quality can, and I’m glad to see SOCOM getting what they need!

  • Sid

    Special Forces – if you don’t hear anything, that’s us.

  • Lance

    The USMC SOCOM units is the only one who uses M-16A4s the rest of the military Spec Ops use M-4A1s. I think this might be for USMC SOCOM units.

    • John Doe

      You actually got it backwards. USMC SOCOM tends to use M4A1s more often, I’ve worked with them, and their situations tend not to call for a longer barrel. The M16A4 is the standard rifle issued to Marines, and is issued to some soldiers too.

    • 18D

      MARSOC doesn’t use M16A4’s. They use M4A1’s. Besides, if you read the post, you would see that the contract for the M16A4 (M27IAR, M249, MK48) is still pending. So a suppressor hasn’t even been awarded for those weapon systems.

    • Lance

      MARSOC has A4s in there arsenals there marines they just use M-4A1s instead. Like what John Doe said.