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$52.5M for 50,881 M4 Carbines

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What a shot!(click to view full) Colt Defense, LLC in Hartford, CT received a $52.5 million firm-fixed-price contract for 50,881 M4 Carbines. The M4 is a member of the famous M16 weapons family. It achieves over 80% commonality with its M16A2 predecessor, and is currently the standard infantry rifle for the U.S. armed forces. The M4 replaces the M16, and also replaces all M3 .45 caliber submachine guns and selected M9 pistols. Work on this contract will be performed at Colt’s Hartford, CT facilities and is to be completed by Sept. 30, 2006. The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Rock Island at Rock Island, IL issued the contract (W52H09-04-D-086).

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