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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 09:51 AM
 
Philippine Army has confirmed the purchase of 63,000 M-4 assault rifles.
The Philippine Army (PA) confirmed Tuesday, March 18, 2014, the acquisition of 63,000 brand-new automatic assault rifles which will be delivered and issued in several batches this year. Lt. Col. Noel Detoyato, Army spokesperson, said that these new rifles are the M-4 which is worth P38,402 each. The entire order is estimated to be worth P2.4 billion.
     
The Philippine Army (PA) confirmed Tuesday, March 18, 2014, the acquisition of 63,000 brand-new automatic assault rifles which will be delivered and issued in several batches this year. Lt. Col. Noel Detoyato, Army spokesperson, said that these new rifles are the M-4 which is worth P38,402 each. The entire order is estimated to be worth P2.4 billion.
A Sailor aboard the coastal patrol ship USS Monsoon (PC 4) fires an M4 assault rifle as part of a demonstration for a group of Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Midshipmen.
     

The M-4 is a shorter and lighter variant of the M-16A2 assault rifle. It is a gas-operated, magazine-fed, shoulder-fired weapon with a telescoping stock and 14.5 inch (370 mm) barrel for easy close quarter combat.

The assault rifle fires the .223 caliber, or 5.56-mm NATO round.

During the March 16 graduation of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 2014, President Benigno S. Aquino III said that the military will soon be retiring its Vietnam-era automatic rifles with the delivery of 63,000 brand-new rifles.

 
 
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