The U. S. Army Contracting Command - New Jersey, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, in support of the U.S. Army Research Development Engineering Command Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (RDECOM-ARDEC) and Several Program Offices, intends to issue a solicitation to all Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) holders to procure the following:OK. WHY does the Army want over half a million new production AK-47 magazines?
1. 592,825 (approx) AK Rifle Magazines: 7.62x39mm Caliber, New Production, Steel, 30 Round Capacity
I can understand why they don't just get them from Eastern Europe - that would save money and avoid enriching some Congresscritter's relative or big campaign contributor who happens to own a factory here - besides, it would make sense to get AK mags from plants originally tooled to make them. Can't have common sense getting in the way of a little pork, after all.
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