Remington Arms receives $12 million Army contract

By WKTV News

ILION, N.Y. (WKTV) - Congressman Richard Hanna announced Thursday that 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 specifically for the sustained harsh environment of the modern battlefield using state-of-the-art technology, manufacturing processes, and corrosion resistant materials.

The enhanced sniper rifle features the new Remington Arms Chassis System (RACS) with a folding stock that allows for adjustment of the length of pull and cheek height and captures the bolt handle when folded, allowing for easier operation and transport.

"It's clear that Remington Arms is a leader in the industry when it comes to designing machinery for the battlefield," said Rep. Hanna. "Remington plays a role in equipping our military men and women who serve on the front lines every day. It has earned and deserves this competitive contract and I'm pleased our talented workforce in Ilion will be fulfilling the needs of the United States Army."

Representative Hanna toured the facility and met with employees last week.
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