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Posted August 21. 2017 2:07PM

U.S. Marine Corps goes with HK for 50,000 new rifles

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Lance Cpl. Zachary A. Whitman familiarizes himself with the M27 infantry automatic rifle. (Sgt. Brandon L. Saunders/U.S. Marine Corps)

On Aug. 11, the U.S. Marine Corps issued a Notice of Intent to Sole Source for more than 50,000 new M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles from Heckler & Koch. This is a significantly large jump from the 11,000 stated in a Request For Information originally issued at the beginning of 2017, which sparked speculation that the Corps was looking to replace its M4s.