The Glock company reacted to the US Army's choice of Sig Sauer in the new handgun procurement tender. The firm delivered a document to the US Government Accountability Office on February 24th, which protested the US government. Following this move of Glock, US Government Accountability Office decided that the US Army not to begin testing Sig Sauer's XM17 modular gun, which won the tender, until the issue became clear. First issued in 2011, Smith and Wesson also competed alongside Glock and Sig Sauer. With an approximate value of $580 million, the tender covered the supply of weapons, ammunition and auxiliary equipment for a period of 10 years. The US Army announced in January this year that the Sig Sauer P320 (XM17) pistol would be supplied as a replacement for traditional M9 Beretta, being used over than 30 years.
NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. (December 16, 2021) An MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), assigned to Unmanned Patrol Squadron 19 (VUP-19), sits on the flight line at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Dec. 16, 2021. VUP-19, the Navy’s first Triton squadron, will continue to maintain and operate the aircraft off the East Coast to further develop the concept of operations and refine tactics, techniques, and procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan T. Beard/ Released)