30 Apr '18, 10pm

Marines Buy Thousands of M27 Rifles At Bargain Price

Marines Buy Thousands of M27 Rifles At Bargain Price

The Marine Corps recently awarded a contract to buy thousands of new M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles for a savings of more than 50 percent compared with what it has paid in the past for the Heckler & Koch-made weapon. The contract, worth up to $29.4 million, was awarded to H&K in Ashburn, Virginia, to supply the service with as many as 15,000 M27 IARs and spare parts, according to an April 27 press release from Marine Corps Systems Command. The Marines are paying $7.4 million for the first 5,650 IARs, at an average cost of $1,300 each. That's about $1,700 less than M27 price tag the Corps has paid in the past. The additional M27 IARs will be fielded to active and reserve infantry platoons in 2019 to replace the M4 carbine, according to the release. "The fielding of additional M27s will provide an immediate increase in overall combat capability for both current and future ope...

Full article: https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/04/30/marines-buy-tho...

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