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Posted: 10/5/2003 2:54:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2003 3:00:55 PM EDT by mach6]
Does anyone have any details on what will actually comprise the new US Army CQB variant of the M-4? Specific questions:
1) How many upgrade kits will be procured and when is procurement action slated to commence?
2) Is there going to be a Broad Area Announcement or have they decided already what they will procure?
3) Will the standard M-4 barrel profile be retained?
4) To what extent will the XM-8 proponents at Fort Belvoir and Picatinny (and to a lesser extend, DCD Fort Benning)see this action as a threat to their rice bowl and how will they combat this upgrade initiative?

Thank you.
Link Posted: 10/5/2003 5:30:46 PM EDT
Haven't been keeping up on news lately, be interested to hear the Army's plan for CQB weapons and the replies here.
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