The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on The Firearm Blog Rifles
The Department of Homeland Security’s United States Secret Service Has released a Request for Proposals solicitation for a new 5.56x45mm carbine.
The Secret Service are offering a five year Indefinite Quantity/Indefinite Delivery (IQ/ID) contract, this however, has a lifetime quantity ceiling of 3,900 rifles with a guarantee of a minimum order of 500 rifles. The individual order quantity during the IQ/ID will be 25 rifles while the maximum will be 1,000 rifles
The Secret Service’s Counter Assault Team (CAT) and the Emergency Response Team (ERT) are both currently issued the Knight’s Armament Company 5.56x45mm SR-16E3 CQB.
The solicitation posted on fbo.gov on 12 October gives quite a bit of detail about what the Secret Service are looking for. The new rifle must be no heavier than 7.5lb, have a 10-12 inch long barrel and be no longer than 34 inches in length with stock fully extended.
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