NSWC Crane Saves $970K for NAVSEA Small Arms Office


Story Number: NNS080822-05Release Date: 8/22/2008 1:41:00 PM
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From Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Corporate Communications

CRANE, Ind. (NNS) -- Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane, a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) field activity, deployed more than 1,300 M4A1 carbine rifles to Sailors worldwide this summer while saving taxpayers more than $970,000.

The cost savings resulted from repairing and reusing weapons parts, combined with savings in labor and shipping processes. NAVSEA is responsible for executing the mission effectively, delivering the products the warfighter needs, and for improving the processes continuously.

The M4A1 carbine is an assault rifle configuration of the M16 and is an upgrade of the MK18 Mod 0 carbine. The weapon is outfitted with a close quarter battle receiver (CQBR) to support Sailors conducting visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) missions and maritime security operations throughout the world.

"This project is extremely beneficial to the Sailor," said Gary Mesarosh, NSWC Crane Small Arms Maintenance and Overhaul branch representative. "This initiative results in improved mission readiness for our Sailors. The entire arsenal of VBSS weapons has been overhauled, which means there is continued confidence in their primary assault carbine."

"NSWC Crane Special Missions Center experts are responsive to the warfighters' needs, and this project shows the dependability and importance of NSWC Crane in providing innovative solutions to issues and problems that benefit the warfighter," said Bobby Just, NSWC Crane Special Missions Center.

For more news from Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, visit www.navy.mil/local/crane/.

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Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Jayson Wazny, from Beaverton, Mich., and other members of helicopter visit, board, search and seizure Team 2 fire M4 rifles during a live fire transition exercise.
Official U.S. Navy file photo of members of helicopter visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS)Team 2 firing M4 rifles during a live fire transition exercise aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The M4A1 carbine is outfitted with a close quarter battle receiver (CQBR) to support Sailors conducting VBSS missions and maritime security operations throughout the world. Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as well as maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)
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