Remington Purchases AAC

Remington announced today that they have purchased the assets of…

Remington announced today that they have purchased the assets of Advanced Armament Corporation, an industry leader in suppressor manufacturing.  The AAC acquisition appears to be part of Remington’s broader strategic goal of returning American military weapons production to the American industrial base.

For the first time in years, Remington has introduced new products in the sniper rifle space with the Modular Sniper Rifle (MSR) and the carbine/sub-compact weapon space with the Adaptive Combat Rifle (ACR) to compete for emerging US government special operations and conventional force requirements. As it currently stands, the majority of small arms produced for the American military come from companies headquartered overseas.

Remington’s decision to purchase AAC stems from recognition that future military weapons selections will almost unilaterally require sound and/or signature reduction. Our military has been at war for over 8 years now and experience shows that there are significant tactical advantages associated with suppressor use; hence the military’s interest in adopting this new requirement.

The Advanced Armament Corporation is a small business devoted to suppressor, or “silencer,” development and production. AAC is headquartered in Georgia and has recently experienced substantial growth from the military’s interest in and purchase of suppressors including its subcontractor role as the provider of silencers and flash hiders for the SOF Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) program. Civilian sales are also up as civilians become increasingly aware that suppressor ownership is legal in 34 states.

AAC is one of the largest suppressor manufacturers in the United States. However, few suppressor companies are positioned to provide suppressors in the quantities required by existing and future military contracts while still being able to meet growing civilian demands. The merger of Remington with AAC will enable AAC to take advantage of Remington’s production capabilities as well as benefit from the additional R&D capabilities that Remington has to offer.

While Remington purchased AAC’s assets and intellectual property, initial indications are that they have no intention of replacing AAC’s executive staff with one of their own and that they are instead intent on expanding on AAC’s current footprint.

AAC will report to Remington’s Military Products Division, but the leadership at AAC, including former owner Kevin Brittingham, will remain in place and continue to function as they have in the past.

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  • Thanks guys! We are excited about the new changes we are making. This is BIG!!!

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    # forceinPA Says:
    October 5th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Well remington didnt know what they just got themselves into. One of the worst customer service companies on the face of the earth. 8 months to ship cans is the MO here
    …………………..
    Really. So, you think Remington buys AAC and just let things the way they are? Please, have some come sense.

  • Is Remington managed by idiots?

  • Dingo

    Wow, what a surprise Remington will receive when they figure out they’ve also bought a tool.

  • Dave

    Maybe AAC can get the Prodigy cores out on time with this acquisition.

  • Ironic-Mike

    Remington is becoming a Class II Manufacturer.

    This sounds like fun! My next rifle just might be another Remington with an ACC Suppressor as part of the package!

    YUM!

  • forceinPA

    Well remington didnt know what they just got themselves into. One of the worst customer service companies on the face of the earth. 8 months to ship cans is the MO here

  • joshrunkle35

    Congrats Kevin!

  • Dan V

    Congrads to AAC !!!