“The Army announced today it is formally concluding its Individual Carbine competition without selecting a winner to replace the M4 Carbine,” military.com reports. According to a June 13 Army press release, “None of the carbines evaluated during the testing phase of the competition met the minimum scoring requirement needed to continue to the next phase of the evaluation.” In other words, “no competitor demonstrated a significant improvement in weapon reliability” to justify replacing the M4. What, no mention of lethality? Anyway, Robinson Armament, LWRC, Remington Defense, Knight’s Armament, FN Herstal and Heckler & Koch are all bummed. Colt—also in the running to replace the M4—not so much. The Army is spending $21.2m on 12k Colt M4A1s in 2014. [h/t LB]
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