Remington has won the Marine Corps’ contract to upgrade its existing M40A5 sniper rifles. From the press release:
Madison, N.C. -The United States Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded Remington Defense a contract to provide up to 2,000 modular stocks, spares, and magazines in support of the Marine’s M40 Sniper Rifle Modular Stock program. This award is the result of full and open competition. “We were excited to compete for and win this critical Marine Corps program,” said Greg Baradat, Director of U.S. Military Sales for Remington Defense. “The Marine Corps tested each bidder’s product to high standards, and we are proud to have exceeded their performance criteria.” Over the past five years, Remington Defense invested in its ability to compete in the government small arms space by modernizing production facilities, focusing research and development on end-user requirements, and ensuring consistent and repeatable quality in a high-volume, high- mix manufacturing environment.
It’s not stated in the press release, it’s likely that Remington entered the LWRAC (Light Weight Remington Arms Chassis), a stock upgrade for the Remington 700 upon which the M40 is based. An image of the LWRAC headlines this article.