Marines Might Adopt Army Snipers

The Marine Corps has eyes on the Army’s new sniper rifle hunt, according to Army officials who said both the Marines and Air Force are contemplating adopting the new weapon system when it becomes available.

Task & Purpose reported that the despite budgetary issues currently sweeping through the Department of Defense, the Army fully intends to continue with the Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System, or CSASS. Originating in 2015, the CSASS was created to find a replacement for the M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System. Gun maker Heckler & Koch secured a winning $44.5 million contract in August 2016, offering a lightweight version of the 7.62mm G28E sniper rifle.

The CSASS program soldiers on, though, despite issues plaguing procurement in other military programs. The Army officially tossed the 7.62mm Interim Combat Service Rifle program out a month after the first solicitation citing budget uncertainties. Despite the ICSR falling by the wayside, the Army says it remains fully committed to the CSASS program.

CSASS PEO Soldier spokeswoman Debi Dawson told Task & Purpose on Jan. 24 that “all [CSASS’s] sniper performance requirements and capabilities are still valid.”

While the Army trudges on, the Marine Corps has been wading through deep waters, struggling to find a replacement for its M110 and M40A5 variants. The delay in finding a suitable replacement has created frustration among its Marine snipers who say the M110 and M40A5 suffer from a limited range.

While the CSASS’ future is unclear, the Marine Corps and Air Force seem poised to snap up the new sniper rifle should an acquisition prove fruitful.

source: guns.com

  • Bruce Kellar

    Anything we Americans can do to inflict caualties on the enemy and bring our precious sons back home is a necessary expense. The liberal who opposes that should be making arrangements elsewhere besides the USA.

    • RC

      There is absolutely no way I can add to that. All of our people in combat need the very best they can get.

    • Stan Joy

      Great remarks, thank you Bruce! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again! I’d like to bring ALL of our troops HOME and notify the WORLD that we will mind our OWN business leave everyone else alone!! BUT, if any of you mess with us, then we will DEMOLISH you!! Yes, I know we couldn’t do that, just a thought!

      • Bruce Kellar

        I fear America has a compass pointing the wrong direction. DC Lobbyists have perverted the system. Activists have inflamed the situation and education has overshadowed all withe their progressive rhetoric that is certain to harm us all. When a nations endorses their returning combat veterans to be spat upon and generally denigrated then destroys the history of its nation, the ship is taking on water. Now to complicate things illegal unwanted immigration is now immune from the laws of the nation and crime by them is protected.,

        • Stan Joy

          All of these comments made above are right on! A Republic is not easy to maintain, as everybody HAS to agree to the WILL of the MAJORITY of people! Instead of debating the LIBERALS resort to intimidation, disruption, and what ever it takes to SHUT DOWN ANYBODY who speaks up AGAINST them!! Take prayer out of schools, stop educating young people about how and why we became the GREATEST NATION IN THE WORLD! Just POLLUTE our higher education system!! Take away pride in our country!! I would say this is a highway to the destruction of our system! More than ever, I am asking everybody to please PRAY, PRAY for our COUNTRY and President Trump!! We can turn this around if we have the WILL and SPIRIT to do so! God Bless

      • Bruce Kellar

        Stan, it is safe to assume that America is hellbent on failing. The student activists and those who prefer to live elsewhere have upset the balance and in so doing have outlined our destiny of total deceit
        . The river below is swift and deep so the fall will be fatal. Swamp rats will be elevated to positions of royalty and the worker will be relegated to only contribution to the royals who rule us.

  • pogeybait

    I’ve read the replies, but really folks, I think what we are witnessing within the last year will go down as a historical game changer because this is the moment when technology caught up with politics. So I hope loads of these leftist politicians, media, and Hollywoodies keep doing their identity driven thrust, things like demeaning the idea of honoring the military, disrespecting our flag, label citizens “racists” and “Nazis,” but call illegal aliens “Dreamers.” In fact we have seen and watched the demonization of American citizens for their assumed intent behind a comment or single action and using that to ruin their lives, driving them out of business. Trump’s attempt to actually check government’s egregious power and bitch-slap them back into behaving properly works because the public is sick of “for me not for thee”, and all of these examples are making distrust as well as suspicion even stronger which is re-directing the compass. All of this can no longer be swept under the rug and it is coming apart daily. Sure, keep thinking we’re all deplorable, and we are headed over the great abyss, but naïve, ignorant and stupid are very different things….Semper Fi!!!!

    • b4k9zp

      The marxists outlined their intent after the 1968 Democratic party convention in Chicago. They implemented a plan where they took over the education system, and began teaching that all the worlds problems have arisen becaue of evil WASPS (white anglo-saxon protestants) ran the government. They introduced the idea that babies could be lawfully murdered iby their mothers and their hired assassins in the mothers’ wombs, stating that a human being is, at best, just a collection of cells with no redeeming features. They have taught/indoctrinated our school children that there is no God, and Christianity is evil. (as was foretold in the bible when it was written that people would begin calling good evil and evil good. The liberals have advocated the teaching of free heterosexual sex in public schools, and introduced the idea that same sex “marriages” are an inherent “right”, and some are advocating that even “marriages” between humans and animals be made lawful. Remember what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 18 and 19).

      • pogeybait

        However, most importantly, our judicial system has subordinated the law to such a degree that we now impose law and as such our society today no longer believes in our culture or civilization much less wants it to survive…..and today that is considered a civil right.

  • Jayla Butler

    All of these comments made above are right on! A Republic is not easy to maintain, as everybody HAS to agree to the WILL of the MAJORITY of people! Instead of debating the LIBERALS resort to intimidation, disruption, and what ever it takes to SHUT DOWN ANYBODY who speaks up AGAINST them!! Take prayer out of schools, stop educating young people about how and why we became the GREATEST NATION IN THE WORLD! Just POLLUTE our higher education system!! Take away pride in our country!! I would say this is a highway to the destruction of our system! More than ever, I am asking everybody to please PRAY, PRAY for our COUNTRY and President Trump!! We can turn this around if we have the WILL and SPIRIT to do so! God Bless

  • b4k9zp

    It has long been US government policy that the US Marine Corps gets what the US Army doesn’t want. Before and during the early days of WW Two, the Marines were still using their M1903 and M1903A3 bolt action rifles while the Army had the new semi-automatic M-1 Garand rifles that Gen. George Patton called the “greatest battle implement ever devised”. Many of the old time Marines though, preferred their M1903/03A3s to the Garands, because they felt that their bolt actions were more accurate than the Garands. The Marines also stayed with the Winchester Model 12 slide action (pump action) shotguns long after the Army had gone on to more modern shotguns.