|*Philippine Troops in action*|
Philippine Military is getting a rifle upgrade with the M4 platform, as done by Remington rather than Colt, which is probably a good thing because their M-16's are getting a bit long in the tooth these days. Hopefully Remington will provide armorer services to keep these new weapons up to speed, and they will need it, since the P.A. is in continual combat against terrorist insurgent forces daily. Hope all goes well with the brave fighters of the P.A. and their new weapons!. Death to Terrorists! - (S9)
|*Remington version of the Colt M-4"|
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...that the R4 carbines - which were procured to replace the army's ageing M16A1 assault rifles - will be delivered and assigned to its troops...by the end of the year.
See full report at Jane's HERE