The U.S. Army Wants A New Compact Sniper Rifle

The Heckler & Koch G28 7.62mm rifle was selected by the U.S. Army in 2016 to become the new Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System. (Courtesy Heckler & Koch)

Kit Up!/ Army Requests FY19 Money for New Compact Sniper Rifle

The U.S. Army may finally get some money to pay for that Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System it selected in 2016.

In its fiscal 2019 budget request, the Army asked for $46 million toward CSASS, a program designed to provide snipers with an alternative rifle for certain missions that doesn't stick out to the enemy as a sniper weapon.

The M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System, or SASS, made by Knight's Armament Company -- the Army's current semi-auto sniper rifle -- is easier to recognize as it's 46.5 inches with suppressor, more than 13 inches longer than the M4.

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WNU Editor:  They want a rifle that does not look like a sniper rifle.

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