The Air Force recently announced it will soon start fielding 125,000 of the Army's new Modular Handgun Systems.
Modular Handgun System - MHS
Approaching the program's third anniversary, officials say the company is exceeding performance standards and requirements.
Since its adoption in 2017, the MHS, made by Sig Sauer, has begun to replace the Army's Cold War-era M9 9mm pistol.
The company announced the launch of its "Active Duty" 9mm training round line Monday.
The Army began working on the MHS in 2009 and launched a competition, which Sig ultimately won, in the summer of 2015.
The U.S. Army recently approved Full Material Release (FMR) of its new Modular Handgun System that will replace its M9.
The U.S. Army plans to spend $6 million on its new Modular Handgun System (MHS) in the proposed fiscal 2020 budget.
The Air Force recently began fielding the compact version of the Army's new Modular Handgun System to its security forces.
Design tweaks to the Army Modular Handgun System have improved the new pistol's reliability when firing 9mm ball ammunition.
The Army has awarded a $49 million contract to supply the base-model holsters for the service's new Modular Handgun System.