The Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR) is a multi-caliber (7.62 mm, .300, and .338), bolt-action sniper rifle. The PSR includes a field replaceable modular, multi-barrel design tailored to different missions, enemies, terrain, weather, troops and support available, time available, and civil considerations. The system comes with a sound/flash suppressor, enhanced rifle scope (Leupold Mk5® 5-25×56 mm, Mil-Grid® Reticle), detachable box magazines, and ergonomic stock (foldable with adjustable cheek and butt plate). The rifle also provides greater operational availability and overall reduced sustainment costs.
The M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle is a bolt-action, magazine-fed weapon system that utilizes .300 WinMag ammunition. The rifle is built around a rechambered M24 Sniper Weapon System receiver. The M2010 is equipped with a fully adjustable, right-folding chassis system featuring accessory cable routing channels and Military-Standard 1913 Picatinny rails that mount a Leupold 6.5-20 x 50 mm variable power Day Optic Scope with advanced scalable H-58 ranging and targeting reticle. The M2010 is also equipped with a sound suppressor and adjustable bipod. The shooter interface can be tailored to accommodate a wide range of shooter preferences and its folding stock provides Soldiers flexibility in transporting the weapon during operations.
The M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS) is an anti-personnel and light materiel weapon that fires 7.62 mm ammunition out to a maximum effective range of 800 meters. The M110’s Leupold Mark IV 3.5-10x scope provides both a wide field of view at low magnification for close-in engagements and a narrow field of view for precision long shots at high magnification. The SASS leverages a rapid fire and rapid reload design, variable-power day optic sight, and 10- or 20-round detachable magazines.
The M107 Semi-Automatic Long-Range Sniper Rifle (LRSR) fires .50 caliber ammunition and can deliver precise, rapid fire on targets out to 2,000 meters, greatly exceeding the terminal effect capability of other sniper rifles in use by U.S. forces. Its primary mission is to engage and defeat materiel targets at extended ranges. The M107 uses a Leupold 4.5x-14x variable power sniper scope.
BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER
The PSR will replace the Army’s existing M2010 and M107 Sniper Rifles with a bolt action sniper rifle that is effective against personnel and material targets at extreme ranges (1,500 meters). Ranges to increase standoff and overmatch against a worldwide proliferation of extreme distance sniper weapons. The PSR rifle is the same rifle as the Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Advanced Sniper Rifle (ASR), however the SOCOM program only procures a rifle, whereas the U.S. Army PSR program procures a system, which includes the rifle, scope, scope rings, optical augmentation device, and fire-control enablers.
The M2010 exceeds the rate of fire and lethality of the M24, the previous medium-caliber sniper rifle with a 50% increase in range. It bridges the capability gap between the M110 and the M107, allowing precision engagements in daylight and limited visibility, using a clip-on sniper night sight, out to 1,200 meters.
The M110 SASS provides the capability for rapid and focused engagements on several targets with multiple follow-on shots. It is the first Army weapon system that integrates a quick attach and detach suppressor to reduce the weapon’s firing signature. The M110 provides the Warfighter with increased lethality, situational awareness from an enhanced scope, and survivability from the flash and sound suppressor.
The M107 LRSR provides Soldiers a tremendous tactical advantage with the ability to engage both personnel and light skinned vehicles at long range. It is especially valuable during military operations in urban terrain where greater firepower and standoff ranges provide counter-sniper capability while enhancing sniper survivability.
- 3QFY18: SOCOM ASR Solicitation released
- 2QFY19: SOCOM ASR Weapon Contract Award
- 3QFY19: SOCOM ASR Production Qualification Testing begins
- 3QFY20: Combined Army and SOCOM Operational Testing
- 4QFY20: PSR Materiel Development Decision
- PSR Capabilities Production Document Revision approved
- PSR Type Classification-Standard
- 2QFY21: PSR Army Production Contract Award
- 4QFY21: PSR Full Materiel Release
|Caliber||.338, .300, and 7.62 mm NATO (modular)||.300 WinMag||.308 Win (7.62 x 51 mm NATO)||.50 BMG (12.7 x 99 mm NATO)|
|Weight (loaded, with suppressor)||~19 lbs. in .300 or .338 caliber configuration||18.7 pounds||17.3 pounds||35.0 pounds|
|Length (with suppressor)||50 inches||52.2 inches||46.5 inches||57 inches|
|Range||1,500 meters||1,200 meters||800 meters||2,000 meters (anti-materiel); 1,500 meters (personnel)|