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Sniper Rifles Modifications

Category: Procurement • Line Item: 3181GZ1500 • FY24 Budget Request: $0.0M


Budget Account
2033A - Procurement of Weapons and Tracked Combat Vehicles, Army
Budget Activity
2 - Weapons and other combat vehicles
Sniper Rifles Modifications is designed to support the Army's modernization priorities by enhancing joint lethality in contested environments and minimizing erosion of close combat capability relative to peer competitors. The program aims to achieve this by conducting investigative engineering studies and procuring modifications or conversions of sniper weapons and related system components, including Advanced Sniper Accessory Kit (ASAK) items, M151 Spotting Scope System, Tactical Tripod Kit (TTK) components, sniper optics, laser range finders, and ballistic compensating systems. Additionally, the program seeks to lighten the sniper load and improve ancillary equipment such as intelligent rails, ballistic chronographs, Ballistic Weather Meter (BWM), Sniper Scope Covert Cap, Weapon Tripod Cradle, Sniper Data Board, improved Sniper Buttstock, Sniper Tool Kit, Sniper Accessory Mount, improved and/or recalibrated barrels, fire controls, muzzles with suppressors, and other components.

The program also aims to provide improved capabilities including an enhanced common reticle pattern and special tool kit. It supports the continuous upgrades of the Army's fleet of sniper weapons such as the M14 Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR), M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS), M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle (ESR), and M107 Semi-Automatic Long Range Sniper Rifle (LRSR). These upgrades are intended to enhance sniper mission capability, effectiveness, and survivability through emerging technologies in perfecting ballistics with exacting hardware and precise calculations. The program also seeks to reduce sniper team burden through decreased weight and enhanced ergonomics, portability, signature-reduction, faster more precise target reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA), precision aiming with automated ballistic prediction systems. Furthermore, the upgrades aim to support sniper/spotter mission collaboration with information sharing of targets and better situational awareness.
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Sniper Rifles Modifications Procurement Programs (3181GZ1500) budget history and request

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FY2024 Defense Budget Detail

FY2024 Budget Released: 03/09/23