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    Default Remington Awarded Contract to Supply U.S. Army with Carbines

    I certainly hope Remington does not screw this contract up.
    It would appear things are looking up for the once bankrupt Remington Arms. In May of 2018, Remington Arms exited bankruptcy. Then in July of 2018 the company was awarded a contract to supply the U.S. Army with Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) 5.56mm Carbines.
    A press release from Remington sent out on July 24, 2018 reads:


    Remington Awarded Army Carbine Contract
    Huntsville, AL – Remington is pleased to announce the recent award of a contract to supply the US Army with Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) 5.56mm Carbines.
    This is the second significant award for 5.56mm carbines to Remington by the US Army on behalf of key international allies. Remington Chief Executive Officer Anthony Acitelli said of the award: “Remington is proud of our continuing contribution to public safety and our nation’s national security priorities worldwide. “We look forward to continuing our daily dedication to the design, production, and delivery of the highest quality military and law enforcement products for our public safety officers, warfighters, and allies alike.”
    In March of 2018, Remington filed for bankruptcy protection. Two months later, in May 2018, Remington exited bankruptcy protection.
    Here we are in July of 2018 and Remington has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Army. Exact details of the contract have yet to be announced.
    Hopefully 2018 will continue to be a wonderful year for Remington. Things started off a little rocky, but things seem to have turned around.
    https://www.alloutdoor.com/2018/07/2...kly+Newsletter

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    Whats the purpose of a ots carbine? I cant imagine its cost saving; usually when one wants a good ar for 'cheap' its a milspec m4gery with .mil parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Taylor View Post
    Whats the purpose of a ots carbine? I cant imagine its cost saving; usually when one wants a good ar for 'cheap' its a milspec m4gery with .mil parts.
    The rifles are going to "key international allies" so maybe the specs are different from a typical M4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DutchV View Post
    The rifles are going to "key international allies" so maybe the specs are different from a typical M4.
    That's interesting. I have friends in NG MP companies who deployed to both Iraq and A'stan to help rebuild their police forces. We have a lot of civilian LEOs, state police, detectives, etc. in our MP and Law Enforcement units. In both theaters the US provided the local national police a variety of sidearms to include S&W Sigmas to Glock 17s. The grants came through the State Department, as I remember. Go figure.
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    50 friggen years to work out the bugs ----- done mostly by private vendors ---- now Remington will foul them up like they did with Marlin rifles.

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    OTS seems to come in two flavors.

    One is when a specialized group finds something that exceeds "mil. spec." and uniquely fits their mission and is acquired in limited quantities. In this case OTS equates to, "No authority, but excellence."

    The other is when the government is filling an "aid" requirement (different from an export sale), wherein OTS equals, good enough.

    Any OTS in between probably involves having a friend in the procurement process because everything​ in government is built to some kind of government spec.
    Last edited by BKern; 07-29-2018 at 10:22 PM.
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    Is this the sort of contract that sent all those Bushmaster rifles to Georgia prior to the Russian invasion?


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