$6.8M for FN M249 SAWsJul 28, 2005 09:15 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
FN Manufacturing Inc. in Columbia, SC received a $6.8 million modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for M249 Squad Automatic Weapon 5.56mm light machine guns. At a unit replacement cost estimated at just over $4,000 by GlobalSecurity.org, this order would amount to about 1,650-1,700 weapons. Work will be performed in Columbia, SC and is expected to be complete by January 31, 2007. This was a sole source contract initiated on March 1, 2004 by the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Rock Island, IL (W52H09-04-C-0090).