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BERETTA WINS LARGEST U.S. MILITARY HANDGUN CONTRACT SINCE WORLD WAR II
ALL PISTOLS TO BE BUILT BY U.S. WORKERS IN MARYLAND
GARDONE VALTROMPIA (January, 2009) - Beretta announced that the US subsidiary Beretta U.S.A. Corp. has been awarded with with a U.S. Army contract to provide up to 450,000 Beretta Model 92FS pistols to U.S. military customers. The total value of the contract, if all pistol quantities and associated spare parts are ordered, is $220 million. Delivery of pistols against the contract has already begun.
"We are honored to see the quality and performance of the Beretta Model 92FS pistol continue to be acknowledged in this dramatic way," commented Cav. Ugo Gussalli Beretta, President of Beretta U.S.A. "It is clear that the Beretta 9mm pistol still sets the standard for military users throughout the world."
"This contract will help ensure jobs for hundreds of U.S. workers in the Beretta U.S.A. factory in Maryland for years to come" added Cav. Ugo Gussalli Beretta. "Beretta U.S.A. was awarded the contract to provide the Beretta 9mm Model 92FS pistol as the standard sidearm for the U.S. Armed Forces back in 1985 and we have continued to do so on a constant basis ever since."