I would have thought by now that the M4/M4A1 would be the weapon of choice of the US military and it's overseas allies, but evidently some one still wants M16's. Up to 215,000 of them. I'm guessing that this must be an FMS procurement, but who would prefer the rifle over the carbine?
NSN: 1005-01-383-2872, noun: M16A4 5.56mm rifle with the following configurations:
A. The Standard configuration is the M16A4 Rifle with Backup Iron Sight (BUIS) and Adapter Rail System (ARS) (No carrying handle and no handguard).
B. Alternate One configuration is the M16A4 Rifle with Carrying Handle Attached and ARS (No BUIS and no handguard).
C. Alternate Two Configuration is the M16A4 Rifle with Carrying Handle Attached and Standard Handguard. (No BUIS and no ARS).
Minimum quantity: 12 each (FAT Requirement); maximum quantity: 215,000 each. If two awards are made, each successful awardee will receive a guaranteed minimum order for NSN: 1005-01-383-2872. Future orders will be competed amongst the two awardees in accordance with the terms outlined in the solicitation and resulting contract.
Edited by Dawes, 03 August 2019 - 1711 PM.