The American army to have finished arming the soldiers with 315 APC9K 9×19 millimeter submachine guns called subcompact weapons.
The delivery and commissioning of the new weapon system is part of a $2.5 million deal between the military and Swiss gunsmith B&T in 2019.
Although the service could exercise an option to purchase up to 1,000 APC9Ks under the contract, the U.S. Army elected to purchase only 315 units.
According reportsthe purchase quantity is limited because the weapons are only intended for international special operations.
The first APC9K submachine guns were issued to security branch personnel in 2019.
The APC9K submachine gun
The APC9K is a new submachine gun that uses a closed bolt blowback system and has a maximum rate of fire of 1,080 rounds per minute.
Weighing just 5.9 pounds (2.6 kilograms), the pistol features a 30-round magazine, foregrip, and aimpoint red microdot sight.
An accessory tail at the top allows for the attachment of small optics, aiming lasers, tactical lights and other accessories.
B&T’s APC9K was selected by the US military after beating out proposals from more than ten other companies, including Heckler and Koch.