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One of a handful of companies competing for the Army’s sub gun contract has released a submission that it says meets the requirements for the first-in-a generation type of gun program.
Angstadt Arms recently posted a statement on its website, subsequently reported by The Firearm Blog, that the company is vying for the contract with its SCW-9, which includes a collapsible PDW-style stock and accepts Glock 9mm magazines.
“The SCW-9 was designed to meet the strict requirements of the U.S. Army Sub Compact Weapon program,” the company said. “At just 14.7-inches long and 4 lbs., the SCW9 provides greater lethality than pistols and much greater concealability over standard rifles.”
But these portable devices are not for real-world operations. They’re intended to “replicate realistic conditions” special operations forces may face on a future battlefield, Maj. Nick Mannweiler, a MARSOC spokesman, told Marine Corps Times.
The training aligns with the Raiders’ recent assessment of the future operating environment, which was outlined in a recently published document known as MARSOF 2030.