Army places order for 24,000 M4 carbines with Remington

(MILITARY TIMES)   It was bound to happen. The Army has been buying M4 carbines exclusively from Colt since 2002 (though the first Colt M4 contract was awarded in 1996). But, as of Friday, Remington Arms has been added to that dance card. The question is whether Colt retained a portion of the contract. It appears they haven’t, but it’s hard to tell from the published documents.

According to the Department of the Army’s Chief of Legislative Liaison, the Army on Friday executed a delivery order on an existing contract to buy 24,000 M4/M4A1s worth $16,163,252.07. The order comes as line 001 on an IDIQ contract for up to 120,000 carbines worth $83,924,089, though U.S. Army Contracting Command lists the “Max Potential Contract Value $180,000,000.00.” The rifles will be made at Remington’s factory in Ilion, N.Y., from the Colt technical data package and should cost about $673 a copy.

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3 Responses to Army places order for 24,000 M4 carbines with Remington

  • NEWS FLASH: THE ARMY AND MILITARY FIGHT WARS WITH GUNS!!! HOW THE HELL IS THIS NEWSWORTHY. THIS IS NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY!!! NOTHING CLOSE TO THE 450 MILLION ROUND DHS AMMO ORDER.

  • Duh…..mil has been beating the snot out of their rifles in the
    sandbox for almost a decade. Buying some new ones is not news….
    just normal supply replacement.

  • NO one in their right mind would under stand the military spending this much money in a time when their kids are being screwed out of a decent ed.at school so the army can have new guns.BUT there are those who love to kill,and they would do anything to keep the hate death and war going.REMEMBER,WHAT THOMAS JEFFERSON said a standing army is more dangerious to freedom and liberty than any other danger out there.soon america will come to understand this very well.ONLY it will be to late then.

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