FN Manufacturing Wins Contract For Mk 19 grenade launcher receivers

FN Manufacturing has been awarded a $27 million contract to produce spare  19 grenade launcher receivers for the US Army. The full press release …

(McLean, VA – March 6, 2014) FNH USA, LLC announced today that FN Manufacturing, LLC in Columbia, SC has received a new, three year, $7.6 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to build MK 19 spare receivers for the U.S. Army.  This award is in addition to the $27 million contract the company currently has from the U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) to produce MK 19 grenade machine guns through August 2015.

“We are pleased that FN Manufacturing has been selected to produce the MK 19 spare receivers,” said Mark Cherpes, FNH USA President and CEO.  “Since its founding in 1989, FN Manufacturing has proudly built a variety of military firearms for all branches of the U.S. Military including iconic products such as the M240, M249, M4 and M16 rifles.  We are extremely proud of the high-quality and reliable firearms we build for our service men and women and look forward to continuing this tradition in the years to come.”

Saco Defense Industries (a division of General Dynamics) was the original manufacturer of the Mk. 19 (It is also claimed that the now defunct Ramo Defense Systems was the original manufacturer).

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  • FourString

    FN <3

  • Lance

    Strange world Colt makes M-240s now and FN makes Mk-19s.

  • Ergo

    my ears still hurt from the last time i used a mk19 in 05

  • gunslinger

    $27million for 19 launchers? (first line) that’s over 1.4mil per launcher? and it’s just the receiver!

    Or should the line be $27 million for spare MK19 grenade launcher receivers…