HK Defense to produce army compact sniper rifle.

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Heckler & Koch (HK) Defense Inc. has been awarded a contract, worth up to $44.5 million, from the U.S. Army for a new compact sniper rifle. The Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS) will provide the service with a small, lightweight, highly accurate weapon, addressing a critical need to replace older and heavier rifles currently in use.

Under terms of the award, HK Defense will produce up to 3,643 rifles. The new HK sniper rifle is a lightweight variant of the 7.62mm G28 in use by the German Army.

The HK CSASS capitalizes on the proven G28 and HK417 designs, meeting the Army's requirements for accuracy, reliability, size and weight. The company also will provide spare parts...

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