And Lonestar Future Weapons has launched a protest with the GAO.
The contract for the Next Generation Squad Weapon was given to Sig Sauer, but competitor LoneStar Future Weapons has filed a protest
Lone Star Future Weapons, LLC (W15QKN-21-R-0074)
Last month SIG Sauer of New Hampshire won the contract for the 6.8x51mm hybrid metallic cartridge, XM5 Spear rifle based off the MCX line of carbine , XM250 MG68 LMG.
True Velocity/Lonestar Future weapons/Beretta has its competitor offering a Polymer cased cartridge and two configurations of a Bullpup rifle the RM277.
Sig has been on a bit of a winning streak in US Army and Socom bids with the MHS in the form of the M17, M18 pistols, Suppressed Upper receiver group, Socom’s PDW in the form of the Rattler MCX, US Army SDMR optic. They have also lost a few the M110A1 CSASS and the SubCompact weapons bids.
True Velocity/Lonestar Future Weapon (as far as I can tell Lonestar is owned by TV) and Sig are both set to bid for the Upcoming Socom Lightweight Machine gun-Medium. Sig with the Mg338 and TV/LS with the formerly GDLS LWMMG.
Now Sig’s win in the MHS was protested to the GAO by Glock.
Though some still fight that battle, on the vast endless plains that make up the no man’s land of these inter-webs. where upon the holy keyboard warriors fueled by gallons of Bang Delish Strawberry kiss do war eternal hurling insults, memes and fact sheets striving for Glory and Honor in the halls of Stovokor… All in the name Of Gaston Glock’s Perfection… The GAO concluded that the Army was doing its due diligence and frankly destructive testing is over rated.
Past results may not be indicative of future outcomes, yet I expect Sig to still have a contract. This will however slow things down.