Colt, FN Awarded $212M Army Contract For M4, M4A1
Spc. Ethan Esposito, Joint Multinational Training Command, fires his M4 carbine rifle during United States Army Europe's Best Warrior Competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany, July 31, 2012. The Army has been, since 2008, looking for a follow-on weapon for the M4 carbine. In 2011, it began the Individual Carbine competition. Recently, the service concluded the competition without having chosen a winner.|Photo by Markus Rauchenberger

Colt, FN Awarded $212M Army Contract For M4, M4A1

New contract between the US Army and manufacturers Colt Defense and FN America for M4 and M4A1 carbines will run through Sept. 24, 2020.

Colt Defense and FN America this week were awarded a $212 million contract from the U.S. Army for M4 and M4A1 carbines.

Colt and FN agreed to a firm-fixed-price multi-year contract for the M4 and M4A1 carbines.

The Army’s contract will run through Sept. 24, 2020, according to the Defense Department.

Bids were solicited via the Internet with a total of six received.

The Defense Department announced that funding and work location will be determined with each order.

Contracting activity for the deal will be done by Army Contracting Command at Picatinny Arsenal.

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