US Army tests 10 new submachine guns

The American military-industrial complex has not developed new submachine guns since the Second World War - that is, for more than 70 years.

As part of the Sub Compact Weapon (SCW) program, the Pentagon simultaneously purchased prototypes of automatic weapons worth $ 200, 000 from 10 leading American and European arms companies.

The general requirements for the new assault rifle are a 9 x 19 mm cartridge (9mm Luger), the ability to conduct automatic fire, the presence of a Picatinny rail for mounting instruments and optics, and the ability to install a silencer. It is assumed that the best samples from the competition will be armed with the special guard units of the senior officers of the US Army Command.

This is how the list of applicants looks like:

  • Colt Manufacturing Company LLC Model CM9MM-9H-M5A (Colt Modular 9mm Sub Compact Weapon). Deal value - $ 22, 000;
  • Beretta USA Corporation, Model Beretta PMX Sub Compact Weapon. Deal value - $ 16, 000;
  • CMMG Inc., Model CMMG Ultra PDW Sub Compact Weapon. Trade value - $ 8, 500;
  • CZ-USA model CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1 Submachine gun. Trade value - $ 14 490;
  • Lewis Machine & Tool Company, Ref. MARS-L9 Compact Suppressed Weapon. Trade value - $ 21, 900;
  • PTR Industries Inc., Model PTR 9CS Sub Compact Weapon. Deal value - $ 12, 060;
  • Quarter Circle 10 LLC Models 5.5 CLT and 5.5 QV5 Sub Compact Weapon. Trade value - $ 24, 070;
  • SIG SAUER Inc., Model SIG SAUER MPX Sub Compact Weapon. Trade value - $ 20, 160;
  • Trident Rifles LLC, Model B&T MP9 Machine Guns. Deal value - $ 36, 000;
  • Zenith Firearms Models Z-5RS, Z-5P and Z-5K Sub Compact Weapons. Trade value - $ 39, 060.