Madison, N.C. – Remington Arms Company, Inc. announced today that it has recently been awarded a $12 million contract from the US Army-TACOM (Tank-Automotive and Armament Command), for the purchase of M24 Sniper Weapon Systems (SWS) for use by the US and multiple allies in the Global War on Terrorism. 2008 marks the 20th anniversary that the M24 SWS and its variants has been the “standard” issue sniper rifle for the US Army and US Air Force.
Based on the venerable Model 700 bolt action platform, like the USMC M40, the M24 SWS provides exceptional accuracy, reliability and durability. The M24 SWS is considered the “standard” by which other sniper weapon systems are judged. It provides extreme accuracy out to 800 meters and can engage targets well beyond that distance, as well as low maintenance starting at approximately 10,000 rds. at the operator level.
“Remington welcomes the continued relationship with our nation’s military, and the opportunities to further develop and provide the solutions needed by our combat forces. We are tremendously proud to supply them with weaponry such as the M24, that meets and exceeds their combat needs to win the Global War on Terrorism,” said Brian Marvin – SR Vice President, Military, Law Enforcement and International.
This contract award marks a collaborative effort by the US TACOM and Remington Arms Company to provide the very best for US partners in support of the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program, which supports our allies worldwide. The Model M24 SWS was designed to meet or exceed all current and anticipated mission profiles encountered and conducted by snipers in training and combat. Due to its superb reputation, the M24 SWS has been procured by a significant number of US Allies, US Law Enforcement Agencies, as well as numerous other US DOD & government agencies.
For a complete listing of Remington military products, and full details regarding the Model M24 SWS and its variations, please visit our web site at www.remingtonmilitary.com.
About Remington Arms Company, Inc.
Remington Arms Company, Inc., headquartered in Madison, NC, designs, produces and sells sporting goods products for the hunting and shooting sports markets, under a family of famous brands including Remington, Marlin, Harrington & Richardson (H&R), New England Firearms, L. C. Smith and Parker, as well as solutions to the military, government and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816 in upstate New York, the Company is one of the nation’s oldest continuously operating manufacturers. Remington is the only U.S. manufacturer of both firearms and ammunition products and is the largest domestic producer of shotguns and rifles. The Company distributes its products throughout the U.S. and in over 55 foreign countries. More information about the Company can be found at www.remington.com.