More M4s On The Way From Colt & FN

Announced by DoD on Friday.

Colt Defense LLC, West Hartford, Connecticut (15QKN-15-D-0102); and FN America LLC, Columbia, South Carolina (W15QKN-15-D-0072), were awarded a $212,000,000 firm-fixed-price multi-year contract for M4 and M4A1 carbines for the Army and others, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 24, 2020. Bids were solicited via the Internet with six received. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

There’s a lot of conjecture out there about this contract, but keeping the lines open through 2020 is a good move, especially considering the USMC’s interest in the M4.  I don’t see this as a response by DoD to the Colt bankruptcy but rather indicates their faith in the brand as a reliable contractor. It is my assessment that the Colt portion of this contract is in spite of the bankruptcy, rather than in reaction to it.  

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6 Responses to “More M4s On The Way From Colt & FN”

  1. Easy E says:

    I never had any issues with my issued M-4 while in the Marines.

  2. Chris says:

    Real headline “FN is going build more M4s and Colt will do nothing while taking 40 percent of the profit.”

  3. jkifer says:

    Good thing the Spc. has his eyepro on…..

  4. SR says:

    Lol, this is just like Ford. We didn’t go bankrupt, we just got a contract for 100,000 Ford Rangers for the Afghan Police and Army.

    Thanks taxpayers.

  5. Paralus says:

    We gotta replace the ones the Iraqi soldiers keep dropping and leaving for ISIS

  6. Greg says:

    I hate it when people bash the M4. I never had any problems with my M4. I personally cannot imagine once in two deployments where an M16 or and AK would have been better.