Colt wins multimillion contract to sell M4 Carbines to Georgia, Iraq

Eric Sof

The Department of Defense said that the Colt defense company won a US Army Foreign Military Sales contract to supply M4 rifles to Georgia, Iraq, and three other countries.

The Colt defense company won a US Army Foreign Military Sales contract to supply M4 rifles to Georgia, Iraq, and three other countries, the Department of Defense said in a press release.

“Colt Defense [of] West Hartford, Connecticut was awarded a $74 million… to foreign military sales (Georgia, Lebanon, Iraq, Slovakia, Pakistan, and Bahrain) contract for 8,730 M4/M4A1 rifles,” the release stated on Thursday.

The M4 carbine is a shorter and lighter variant of the M16A2 assault rifle. The M4 is a 5.56×45mm NATO, air-cooled, direct impingement gas-operated, magazine-fed carbine. It has a 14.5 in (370 mm) barrel and telescoping stock, according to published sources.

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