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U.S Army will have a new sniper rifle. It has been stated that the M110A1 Compact
Semi-Auto Sniper System (CSASS) will undergo production qualification testing and limited
numbers is expected to be in hands of soldiers by first quarter of 2019. Production qualification testing carried out
before the full-rate production is started. These stringent tests are designed to validate
the working of the weapon against the stated requirements and detect any niggling issues
that may be present in the weapon when used in situation which closely imitate the battlefield. In this video, Defense Updates analyzes new
M110A1 sniper rifle that will equipped US Army. Let’s get started. In July 2012, the U.S. Army floated a request
to convert the current M110 rifle into a Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS). The CSASS envisioned to be a shorter and lighter
version of the M110. The rifle is to have a collapsible stock and
removable flash suppressor giving it an overall length of 36 inches (910 mm) and a weight
of 9 pounds (4.1 kg) unloaded. The goal of this initiative is to have a sniper
rifle that is smaller in length so that it doesn’t “stick out”, making it harder for
the enemy to detect the sniper. A lighter weight is meant to make the rifle
easier to carry. The U.S Army wants a capability to convert
125 current M110 rifles to M110A1 rifles per month, with a legroom to increase to 325 per
month. The Army formally requested proposals for
the CSASS in June 2014. On 1 April 2016, the U.S Army stated that
Heckler and Koch was the winner of the competition and has been awarded a contract worth around
f $44.5 million Heckler and Koch expected to produce 3,643
rifles. Initially, the guns are expected to be handed
to the regular infantrymen serving in a designated marksman role. Victor Yarosh, who works on the CSASS program
at PEO Soldier’s Soldier Weapons department reportedly said that, “The CSASS is smaller, lighter, and more ergonomic,
as the majority of the changes were requested by the Soldiers themselves. The rifle is easier to shoot and has less
recoil, all while shooting the same round as the M110. The CSASS has increased accuracy, which equates
to higher hit percentages at longer ranges.” The Heckler and Koch rifle has16 inch long
barrel and weigh in at 8.7 pounds with an empty magazine meeting the Army’s CSASS
requirements both in size and weight. It has a Schmidt & Bender 3-20X50 PMII Ultra
Short Scope for better optical performance and accuracy, enabling target identification
at longer ranges. It will feature a new suppressor and muzzle
brake that that will reduce chance of detection. Importantly, the rifle is very similar in
look and feel to the standard M4 and M16 assault rifles. This means the that infantry soldiers will
find it familiar to use and the adaptation will be easy. The rifle will use 7.62×51mm NATO round. It has a effective firing range of 800 m and
muzzle velocity 783 m/s


  1. I have yet to see a situation where making something smaller and lighter doesn't cause it to become less effective. Is it really worth shaving off a couple pounds if it means reduced accuracy?

  2. US soldiers hate it. They can go to their local gun store and pick up an AR-10 for cheaper and it would be just as accurate. HK lobby money at work.

  3. These are pathetic pieces of SHIT! Barrette 50 does a good job blowing assholes heads off or blowing their ass in half.

  4. I LITERALLY was just hearing how bad some instructor cadre, one I spoke with I'd known for yrs & trust him, who says he AS WELL as his colleagues at Bragg "felt passed over" w/regarding anyone's feedback on the issue within USASOC on the new Army caliber, and this CSASS…this goes for "even in the top tier SMU commands" apparently. ARDEC (their testing dept sorta, I believe) I'm being told by my bud who's like "the guys just handed us that MCX, which we had to modify at Range 37 FOR THEM! Then it sucks, we fix it, it's quasi improved, sure, but no one asks us if we even wanted the MCX II, or how even Unit armorers, who would know the deal, ever even were asked about how 300BLK, which truly's becoming a round we don't take on rotation in palettes like we used to, when we'd rather have had the Grendel or a shorter 7.62!"

  5. The M110A1 CSASS was not created so it doesn't stick out. It was created for better maneuverability. When the "old" M110 sniper rifle was equipped with a suppressor the system was almost 4 feet long

  6. Its a nice gun but I thought the Army was going in a completely different direction with the xm1186 round which they still won't give final specs on.

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