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10 -- Future Handgun System

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US Army ARDEC, AMSTA-AR-PC, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey 07806-5000
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The US Army at TACOM-ARDEC is seeking information about commercial, off-the- shelf, non-developmental item (NDI) pistols, which can meet the Army?s needs (with only minor modifications if required) for a future handgun system. The focus of the future handgun system (FHS) is to augment close quarters battle and security/force protection operations, and to offer significant improvements over the current handgun system. Additionally, the FHS will support the requirement for a personal defense weapon. The FHS will provide increases in terminal ballistic potential, durability, and reliability over the currently fielded M9/9x19mm and M11/9x19mm pistols. Specific features and characteristics of the FHS will include, but are not limited to, an integral accessory rail, enhanced day/night sighting capability, configurable grips (to suit the individual soldier?s need), and will permit the use of a sound suppressor when the threat/mission requires. The FHS will use munitions that are optimized for Army full-spectrum contingencies/applications. The FHS will also have a suitable, multi-configurable, holster(s) and ammunition carrier(s). Information about existing production pistols and/or pistols of this type that are currently in development and associated ammunition that offers increased terminal ballistic potential is desired. Interested parties are requested to submit a description of their product(s) along with other available information (sketches, drawings, specifications, brochures, and/or test results that describe current capability/on-going development) to: U.S. Army ARDEC, ATTN: David J. DeCandia, Contract Specialist, U.S. Army TACOM, Picatinny Center for Contracting and Commerce, AMSTA-AQ-APD, Building 10, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J. 07806-5000 EMAIL ADDRESS - decandia@pica.army.mil. This Market Survey is for information and planning purposes only, and does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP). This Market Survey is not to be construed as a commitment by the U. S. Government. If a formal solicitation is generated at a later date, a solicitation notice will be published. No award will be made as a result of this Market Survey. All information is to be submitted at no cost or obligation to the Government. The Government reserves the right to reject, in whole or in part, any private sector input as a result of this Market Survey. Respondents will not be notified of the results of this survey or results of information submitted. Please submit your responses NLT 1700 EST, 1 November 2004.
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US ARMY TACOM-Picatinny Procurement Network
SN00687867-W 20041003/041001212000 (fbodaily.com)
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