An ongoing project to test assorted 9mm “Sub Compact Weapons” for use by Army personal security details has grown in scope.
As previously reported, the Army has announced they planned to award a number of contracts for small quantities of “highly concealable” and commercially available 9mm SMGs. Initial interest was shown in 10 different weapon systems from a wide array of firearms makers and importers large and small. On Friday the Army updated the list to add three additional awards.
The award goes on to specify that, “Currently, Personal Security Detail (PSD) military personnel utilize pistols and rifles, however, there is an operational need for additional concealability and lethality. Failure to provide the selected SCW for assessment and evaluation will leave PSD military personnel with a capability gap which can result in increased warfighter casualties and jeopardize the success of the U.S. mission.”