Pentagon Awards $383 Million Contract to Make Rifles for Afghanistan, 4 Other States

FN America and Colt’s Manufacturing will compete for each order of a more than $383 million US Army contract to provide M16A4 rifles to Afghanistan, Grenada, Iraq, Lebanon, and Nepal, the Department of Defence said in a press release.

Fabrique Nationale Herstal, also known as FN, is a leading firearms manufacturer in Belgium and is currently the largest exporter of military small arms in Europe, according to published reports.

Colt’s Manufacturing Company is a US firearms manufacturer that traces its origins back to 1836, founded by Samuel Colt.

On 29 April, General Electric Aviation won $707 million for F110 engine production, including installs and spares and modernized engine management system computers. The engines are to be exported to Slovakia, Bulgaria, Taiwan, and Qatar, according to the US Department of Defence.

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