U.S. Army Contracting Command New Jersey has issued a sources sought notice looking for companies capable of building the M40 machine gun.
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The notice, which was posted to FedBizOpps last month, explicitly states that this is not a RFP or a solicitation. Rather, the service is simply conducting “market research” as it moves to identify companies that have an interest in making and delivering the M40 coax, B, C, D, H and L variants, as well as spare parts. The result of this “market research” will determine the method of procurement, “if a requirement materializes,” the notices says.
Here’s the background on the M240, as outlined in the notice:
The M240 Machine Gun is a gas-operated, air-cooled, belt-fed 7.62mm weapon that fires NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) standard ammunition from an open bolt position. Each variant has specific features such as a folding bipod (M240B, M240H), quick change barrel assembly with integral …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life