Remington secures contract for Army carbine order (VIDEO)
By Chris Eger
A Remington Defense R4 series platform (Photo: Remington)
Big Green announced this week that they have been awarded an unspecified contract for “commercial off the shelf” 5.56mm carbines to the U.S. Army.
While details are scarce, Remington said the contract is through the Army “on behalf of key international allies,” with Remington CEO Anthony Acitelli saying he was proud of the “continuing contribution to public safety and our nation’s national security priorities worldwide,” in noting what he described as the second “significant award for 5.56mm carbines” to the Army.
In related news, on July 13, the U.S. Army Contracting Command issued a $28.4 million firm-fixed-price contract for an undetailed quantity of “North Atlantic Treaty Organization commercial off-the-shelf carbines,” with Colt, Daniel Defense, and FN competing with Remington to fulfill the order by July 2019.
Primarily known for their line of sporting and commercial firearms, Remington also has a dedicated military subsidiary, Remington Defense, which markets sniper rifles, combat shotguns and a series of select-fire R4, R5 carbines, and Adaptive Combat Rifles.
Philippine soldiers receive new Remington R4 rifles during a ceremony in Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. (Photo: Froilan Gallardo/MindaNews)
In 2013, Remington Defense won a contract to supply the