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US Army PSR ~ Barrett MRAD MK22 Selected

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Barrett PSR MRAD MK22 with L&S Mark 5 HD scope will replace several current fielded US Army sniper rifles [©Barrett]

The Barrett Firearms Manufacturing MRAD MK22 has been selected for the United States Army’s Precision Sniper Rifle contract.

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Press Release, Murfreesboro TN, 07 April 2021: Barrett Firearms Manufacturing Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a five-year $49.9 million contract under the United States Army Precision Sniper Rifle program with its MRAD (Multi-Role Adaptive Design) MK22 MOD 0 rifle, paired with a Leupold & Stevens Mark 5 HD scope and sniper-accessory kit. The MK22 will replace several current fielded Army sniper rifles.

Designed with precision and modularity in mind, the MK22 provides even greater flexibility within the highly successful MRAD rifle platform. This multi-calibre bolt action sniper rifle is capable of converting between 7.62x51mm, .300 Norma Magnum (NM) and .338 Norma Magnum (NM) calibres, based on the mission.

The Army said in its budget request that the MRAD MK22 rifle platform “increases stand-off distances ensuring overmatch against enemy counter sniper engagements and increases sniper capability.”

“We are honoured to have been awarded the Army’s Precision Sniper Rifle Program in addition to SOCOM’s Advanced Sniper Rifle contract. The MK22 is an extremely capable rifle system that meets the demanding requirements of our military branches.” said Joel Miller, Barrett’s Director of Global Military Sales.

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