Courtesy of Tactical Life
Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) has issued a request for information (RFI) for commercially available suppressors to be used on the M4, M4A1, and M27 weapon systems chambered in 5.56×45mm NATO.
The RFI, which was released last Thursday, comes just a few months after the Corps fielded its first infantry unit—Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines—equipped with suppressors on all its service weapons, to rave reviews.
MARCORSYSCOM says the future procurement quantities of suppressors could span between 18,000 and 194,000.
In the RFI, interested vendors are encouraged to provide the following: a white paper no longer than 10 pages describing the suppressor and manufacturing capability; the total cost of the suppressor, including the unit cost and separate pricing for supporting gear; and any information a company may have “documenting your experience with this type of manufacturing effort.”
MARCORSYSCOM will use the responses it receives to determine if there should be an industry day, and “if it is advantageous for vendors to showcase their suppressor product(s) in person.”
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Vendors have until 3 p.m. EST on Sept. 6 to respond.
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