It looks like US soldiers will be stuck with the M16 rifle for longer than expected
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Although the Army is working overtime to field a rifle to replace the M4 and M16, a presolicitation published by Army Contracting Command on April 11 proposes up to two five-year contracts to supply the branch with 18,000 to 215,000 M16A4 rifles apiece.

Such a major purchase over an extended timeline seems to run counter to the Army’s recent phased transition away from the M16 platform.

The reversal is likely a matter of timing: PEO Soldier chief Brig Gen. Brian Cummings stated back in...

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