Saturday, April 21, 2012
US Army Places New Order for M4's through Remington
The Military Times is reporting that The US Army has placed an order for 24,000 M4 Carbines through Remington. It's been speculated for some time that the US military may seek out a new company around 2011 or 2012 to produce the weapons for them. It's been fairly well known that Remington has been trying to get access to military contracts with the Magpul Masada (now the Remington ACR) for several years now. Interesting that they have been chosen to be one of if not the sole producer of the M4 Carbine at this point, especially given how few AR15 pattern rifles they sell (compared to many of the other makes out there). However, Bushmaster (a big time producer of AR15's and AR15 parts) is a sister company of theirs. It will be interesting to see how this plays out over the long term.