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Shaheen Lauds Historic $4.5B Army Contract with NH Company

(Manchester, NH) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Army’s announcement of a 10-year contract with New Hampshire’s Sig Sauer, Inc. to manufacture and deliver two types of automatic rifles and ammunition to arm U.S. soldiers in battle.


“This contract reaffirms the powerful role that Granite State businesses play in support of our national defense. Through this federal contract with the U.S. Army, New Hampshire will manufacture and deliver all Army soldier weapons for decades. Congratulations to Sig Sauer for winning this contract and for their invaluable role in safeguarding our troops,” said Senator Shaheen. “With every federal contract of this nature comes jobs and economic growth in the region, which Granite State communities need now more than ever as we rebuild from the financial fallout of COVID, and as families endure difficult economic challenges. This generational investment for the state will create hundreds of new jobs and ensure the Granite State remains at the forefront of our national security for decades. New Hampshire is renowned for its manufacturing capabilities in support of national priorities, from the defense sector to the aerospace industry and beyond. I’m thrilled Sig Sauer is further bolstering our state’s proud reputation.”


“SIG SAUER is honored to have received the award for the Next Generation Squad Weapons from the U.S. Army; the fielding of this program will forever change the dynamic of the modern battlefield domestically and internationally with American innovation and manufacturing for generations to come,” said Ron Cohen, President and CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc. “This is wonderful news for the State of New Hampshire as our manufacturing operations are firmly planted here in the Granite State. This award will bolster the continued growth of our company, will spur over 500,000 square feet of new manufacturing space and add nearly 1,000 new jobs to the economy. Additionally, I would like to laud Senator Shaheen for her leadership and continued support on defense issues and ensuring this important and significant investment into the modern weapon technology for America’s warfighters.”