The U.S. Department of Defense announced Wednesday that US-based Barrett Firearms was awarded a $49,977,196 contract for procurement of Multi-Role Adaptive Rifle/MK22 Advanced Sniper Rifles, spare parts, accessories, tools, and conversion kits. The estimated completion date is March 29, 2026.
As Israel Defense reported several months ago, Barrett received its first MK22 precision sniper rifle order from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. At that time, the company said that the Multi-Role Adaptive Design (MRAD) MK22 rifles met all requirements for the Department of Defense contract for the Advanced Sniper Rifle. Since the contract was awarded in March 2019, the MK22 has completed all aspects of the Production Qualification Testing and Operational Testing phases. As a result, Barrett received the initial production order and deliveries commenced in January 2021.