Remington has been awarded a contract to supply 50,000 R4 carbines to the Philippine Army.

U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna, R-Barneveld, has announced that Remington Outdoor Company, Inc. has been awarded a nearly $50 million direct commercial sale contract to produce more than 50,000 R4 carbine rifles for the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

The work will be completed in Ilion by Mohawk Valley employees with components sourced from Remington’s facilities and suppliers across 20 states. More than 50,000 R4 carbine rifles will be manufactured along with accessories, spare parts, and training.

The R4 is Remington’s version of the M4 carbine. This should stave off rumors of Remington’s Ilion facility closing due to the anti-gun policies of the NY Safe Act… at least until mid-2014.

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