Colt Defense and FN America win a $212mn contract from US Army for M4 and M4A1 assault rifles 22809152

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Colt Defense and FN America win a $212mn contract from US Army for M4 and M4A1 assault rifles
The US-based company Colt Defense LLC; and FN America LLC, part of Belgian Herstal Group, have been awarded a $212,000,000 firm-fixed-price multi-year contract for M4 and M4A1 carbines for the Army and others, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 24, 2020, the US Department of Defense announced on September 25, 2015.
     
Colt Defense and FN America win a 220mn contract from US Army for M4 and M4A1 assault rifles 640 001M4A1 automatic assault rifle
     
That award meant that more US soldiers would go into combat with the M4A1, a SOF version of the carbine that features a more durable barrel and a full-auto trigger. The US Army’s decision to dump the three-round burst setting will give soldiers a more consistent trigger and better accuracy.

The M4 carbine is a shorter and lighter variant of the M16A2 assault rifle. The M4 is a 5.56x45mm NATO, air-cooled, direct impingement gas-operated, magazine-fed carbine. It has a 14.5 in (370 mm) barrel and a telescoping stock.

The M4A1 carbine is a fully automatic variant of the basic M4 carbine intended for special operations use.The M4A1 is especially favored by counter-terrorist and special forces units for close quarters combat and urban warfare because of the carbine's compact firepower. It has a maximum effective range of about 500 to 600 meters (550–660 yd).

 

 

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