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Precision Sniper Rifle

Solicitation Number: H92222-09-PSR
Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: U.S. Special Operations Command
Location: Headquarters Procurement Division
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Sources Sought
Added: Jun 17, 2008 3:01 pm

Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR)

Issue date – 17 June 2008 Closing date – 13 August 2008

MARKET SURVEY – SOURCES SOUGHT SYNOPSIS: The Government is issuing this sources-sought announcement as part of a market research effort to support a requirement for a Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR). All interested sources are encouraged to submit company and product literature, references, and other pertinent information for the Government’s consideration. The Government is interested in analyzing and testing sniper weapon systems to possibly replace the currently fielded Bolt Action SOF Sniper Systems (MK 13, M40, M24).

Sniper Rifle requirements include:

1) The system shall be chambered to safely fire factory produced “non-

wildcat” .338 caliber ammunition.

2) The action shall be manually operated and available in left and right hand


3) With primary day optic and ammunition the system shall provide 1.0 MOA from

300 to 1500 meters (in 300 meter increments) when fired from an accuracy

fixture in nominal conditions. This is further defined as 1 MOA Extreme Vertical

Spread for all shots in a 5 round group at the stated distances.

4) Mean Rounds Between Stoppages (MRBS) with a magazine shall be 1000


5) The system shall have an overall length no greater than 52” in full configuration /

extended excluding suppressor with a single component no greater in length

than 40”.

6) The system shall weigh no more than 18 lbs with a 12:00 MilStd 1913 rail and a

loaded 5 round magazine.

7) The system shall be capable of operator breakdown in less than two minutes.

8) The system will assemble from breakdown in less than two minutes by the


9) The system will assemble from breakdown with no change in weapon zero.

10) The system will have an integral MilStd 1913 rail at the 12:00 position, the rail will

be capable of maintaining bore sight alignment and weapon zero while

conducting routine firing combined with combat movement and operational

training drills.

Interested vendors should respond to the POC below by 13 August 2008. Based on the number of vendor interests and information received, the government will then schedule further testing and user/operational evaluations. The Technical Point of Contact (POC) for this effort is Mr. Phillip McMillen. Mr. McMillen may be reached via e-mail at:, or via phone at 812-854-8410. The mailing address is: NAVSURFWARCENDIV Crane, ATTN: Mr. Phillip McMillen, Code JXNLL Bldg 3422, 300 Highway 361, Crane IN 47522-5001.

It should be noted that during the evaluation, the government plans to utilize employees from Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) as advisors to the Government evaluators and therefore will have access to all information submitted.

This sources sought synopsis does not constitute an Invitation for Bids (IFB), a Request for Quote (RFQ), or a Request for Proposal (RFP) and it should not be construed as a commitment of any kind by the Government to issue a formal solicitation or ultimately award a contract. The U.S. Government is in no way liable to pay for or reimburse any companies or entities that respond to this announcement. Any costs incurred by interested companies in response to this announcement will NOT be reimbursed.

All information marked as proprietary information will be safeguarded to prevent disclosures to non-government personnel and entities. Your interest in this response is appreciated. All interested sources are encouraged to submit information to NAVSURFWARCENDIV Crane by close of business 13 August 2008.

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Richard A Byrd,
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