At Milipol 2017, the Swiss company B&T presents its USW Universal Service Weapon. The core competence of B&T is the integration of firearms expertise and state of the art engineering into practical solutions for special military and police users.
The B&T USW at Milipol 2017
In order to react to the quickly changing threats faced by police forces all over Europe, especially those threats presented by terrorism, law enforcement needs to quickly rethink its armament. The recent terroristic attacks have proven, today’s police side arms are not able to cope with an opponent armed with military assault rifles and bomb vests.
This is the main reason for the development of the Universal Service Weapon (USW). It was to designed to be a weapon which enables the first responder, thus the normal patrol officer, to intervene effectively in the event of a terrorist event. It is also a sidearm that is suitable for every kind of “normal” police work.
The USW is not just a new weapon but an entire new category of weapon that fills the gap between Pistol, Submachine gun an Police Carbine. The design will enable any police officer to engage targets effectively out to 75 meters. This is thanks to the totally new concept that combines the Aimpoint Nano Red Dot Sight, integrated Side Folding Stock and the clever patented design.