U.S. Army Awards $119 Million Contract for M4 Carbines

 In Land, C4ISR, Defense, U.S. Army, USA

The Department of Defense announced on Thursday an agree­ment worth about $119,2 mil­lion for M4 series 5.56 mm car­bines.

Famed U.S. gun maker FN America LLC. has been award­ed con­tract by the U.S. Army for the pro­duc­tion of M4 and M4A1 car­bines.

“Work loca­tions and fund­ing will be deter­mined with each order, with an esti­mat­ed com­ple­tion date of Jan. 30, 2025,” accord­ing to a recent ser­vice news release.

The M4 series 5.56 mm car­bine is a com­pact ver­sion of the M16A2 Rifle and is equipped with a col­lapsi­ble stock, an adap­tor rail system and a backup iron sight.

The M4A1 is fully auto­mat­ic and incor­po­rates an ambidex­trous fire con­trol selec­tor. The weapon can be mount­ed with the M203A2 Grenade Launcher, M320A1 Grenade Launcher or the M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System.

Right now there are more than 483,000 M4 car­bines in the Army inven­to­ry.

Designed specif­i­cal­ly for light­weight mobil­i­ty, speed of target acqui­si­tion, and potent fire­pow­er capa­bil­i­ty – the M4 deliv­ers. Proven in mil­i­tary combat oper­a­tions all over the world, it is in a class by itself as a first rate combat weapon system.

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Source: Defence Blog

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