The Army”s New Machine Gun Can Really Do Some Serious Damage

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May 7, 2019 | Originally published by Date Line: May 7 on

A game changer or not? 

The U.S. Army has selected a new submachine gun for special security missions—and the winner of the procurement contest may surprise you.

The Brügger & Thomet APC9K has been hailed the winner of the Sub Compact Weapon program, beating out well-seasoned military and police competitors such as the American Sig MPX and the Czech-made CZ Scorpion Evo.

Made primarily of polymer and sporting translucent magazines, the APC9K SCW will be used for close protection duties and other situations where a 9mm submachine gun or carbine would be preferable to a 5.56 platform.

According to Defence Blog, the U.S. Army Contracting Command will be ordering around 350 of the SCWs, with a potential additional order of 1,000 more.

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