Chilean Marines Purchases 2000 Colt M4 Carbines

    The Marine Corps of the Chilean Navy has ordered 2,000 M4 Carbines from Colt reports IndoDefensa …

    The first order, with deliveries to be completed in 2014, is designed to equip combat units that integrate Amphibious Expeditionary Brigade (BAE) , rapid deployment training from sea with 1,400 troops created in 2012. The remaining members of the BAE and other units of the CIM will continue to use the rifles in caliber 5.56mm HK33A2 acquired in the early nineties.

    The final shortlist selection process also included CIM HK 416 German manufacturer Heckler & Koch and SCAR-L produced by FN Herstal of Belgium.

    The M4 version produced under license by DPMS Panther Arms U.S. manufacturer was also evaluated, but was discarded in view of the problems faced with the rifle by the Brigade of Army Special Forces.

    Thanks to Albi for the tip.

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