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  • Hanna: Remington receives $12 million Army contract

  • U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna on Thursday announced the U.S. Army has awarded a $12 million contract to Remington Arms to produce spare parts for its XM2010 Sniper Rifle.

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  • U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna on Thursday announced the U.S. Army has awarded a $12 million contract to Remington Arms to produce spare parts for its XM2010 Sniper Rifle.
    The XM2010 was designed and developed for the sustained harsh environment of the modern battlefield using state-of-the-art technology, manufacturing processes and corrosion resistant materials, a news release stated. The XM2010 features the new Remington Arms Chassis System with a folding stock that allows for adjustment of the length of pull and cheek height, and captures the bolt handle when folded, the release stated. This allows the operator to configure his weapon to his personal physical requirements and transport the system more easily, the release stated.
    “It’s clear Remington Arms is a leader in the industry when it comes to designing machinery for the battlefield,” said Hanna, R - Barneveld, in a news release. “Remington plays a role in equipping our military men and women who serve on the front lines. It has earned and deserves this competitive contract. I’m pleased our talented workforce in Ilion will be fulfilling the needs of the U.S. Army.”
    The congressman toured the Ilion plant earlier this month to meet with the 1,230 employees that work there. After his tour was over he noted Remington is one of the longest operating companies in the country as it was founded in Ilion in 1816. Remington Arms designs, produces and sells sporting goods products for the hunting and shooting sports markets, as well as military, government and law enforcement. The Ilion plant produces more than 3,700 new guns a day, Hanna said.
    Otto W. Weigl, senior vice president of government and legislative affairs for Remington, joined Hanna on the tour and said the company is also looking at selling a “significant amount of M4s to a foreign country,” though he would not name the country. “The State Department and Congress has tremendous oversight on who we can and cannot sell to,” he added.
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