The American firearms manufacturer, Colt’s Manufacturing LLC was awarded a $57,722,819 contract for procurement of M4 carbine rifles for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
The U.S. DoD on September 20 announced that as part of the Foreign Military Sales, the Colt’s Manufacturing LLC won a contract for procurement of up to 10,000 additional M4 and M4A1 5.56mm carbine rifles.
The new 5.56mm carbine rifles will thereafter be supplied to Jordan, Morocco, Afghanistan, Senegal, Tunisia and Pakistan as part of the Foreign Military Sales.
According to the DoD’s statement, work will be performed in West Hartford, Connecticut, and scheduled for completion by September 20, 2019.
A Look at M4 Carbine Rifle
- It is a shorter and lighter variant of the M16A2 assault rifle.
- The rifle is a 5.56×45mm NATO, air-cooled, direct impingement gas-operated, magazine-fed carbine.
- Delivers superior performance and accuracy for the joint coalition forces conducting the most challenging combat assignments. The performance of M4 has been proven across the world in military operations, including battle fields in Afghanistan and Iraq.