Barrett Firearms Manufacturing says it has received an initial production order for the delivery of its MRAD MK22 (Multi-Role Adaptive Design Mark 22) rifles to US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).
The delivery order follows an initial contract from 2019, when the arms manufacturer was selected for USSOCOM’s ASR (Advanced Sniper Rifle) program.
As disclosed by the company, since being awarded the contract in March 2019, the MK22 rifle has completed all aspects of the production qualification testing and operational testing phases.
Barrett is expect to start deliveries as part of the initial production order in January 2021.
“We are pleased to have reached this milestone with the project and look forward to providing our warfighters with this highly capable platform,” stated Joel Miller, Director of Global Military Sales.
USSOCOM initially announced in 2016 they were in search of a modular, multi-caliber bolt action sniper rifle capable of converting between .300 Norma Magnum, .338 Norma Magnum and 7.62x51mm.