Remington grabs Army FMS contract order
Back last year I had a chance to tour Remington’s mega factory in Huntsville, Alabama where they made, on one giant floor, dozens of different types of platforms for many of their subsidiaries including DPMS, LAR, Bushmaster, AAC suppressors and others. One of the cooler things I saw were Remington Defense (Bushmaster, but for military contracts) Adaptive Combat Rifle lowers on the floor.
Don’t know about Remington Defense? They market militarized versions of papa’s classic 700-series sniper rifles and 870-series shotguns as well as the select-fire Remington R4 and R5 carbines and the ACR itself.
Well, the company just got a big slice of a $28.4 million firm-fixed-price U.S. Army 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.
The end-user is unannounced, the rifle being supplied is unspecified, and the quantity is also a riddle, but the last big Remington military sale was to the Philippines for over 60,000 R4s, some of which have seen very heavy use in battling Islamic insurgents.