Infantry Weapons

Philippine Army acquires R4 carbines

23 March 2014

The Philippine Army (PA) has confirmed the acquisition of 63,000 Remington Defense R4 5.56 mm carbines in a deal worth PHP2.4 billion (USD53 million).

PA spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Noel Detoyato announced on 18 March 2014 that the R4 carbines - which were procured to replace the army's ageing M16A1 assault rifles - will be delivered and assigned to its troops in several tranches by the end of the year.

It was previously reported that the Colt M4 carbine had been acquired, but it turned out that the PA had actually procured Remington's R4.

The R4 carbines will be built by the Remington Arms Company at its Ilion Firearms Plant in New York.

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