Navy and Marines buy more M16s

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

FN Manufacturing in Columbia, SC received a $33.7 million firm-fixed-price, contract for M16A3 and M16A4 Rifles to support the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Colt Defense in Hartford, CT received a $15.9 million firm-fixed-price contract for M16A3 and M16A4 Rifles to support the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps.

I know FN and Colt are happy 😛

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Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Daniel E. Watters Daniel E. Watters on Oct 24, 2008

    To tell the truth, I don't know. That said, some FMS are probably paid for by US military aid funds. These fund packages often come with clauses which require a certain percentage to be spent on defense items from the US. I don't imagine that the FMS rifles for Iraq and Afghanistan are being paid for completely by those countries, nor are the FMS carbines for Lebanon.

  • Daniel E. Watters Daniel E. Watters on Sep 16, 2009

    FWIW: Colt's FY08 contract awoke from its coma on Monday. TACOM placed a delivery order for 5,140 M16A4 in FMS configuration (carry handle and standard handguard) for $3,546,600.

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