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M4 Carbine Improvements

Rail System &


BUIS
Standard
configuration

M150, Rifle
Baseline Combat Optic
M4 Carbine Reliability Test (RCO)
Demonstrated Squad Designated
MRBS – 3,592 2009 Marksman
MRBF – 6,076 Bipod

RFI Fielded SOCOM M4A1 Obtain Government


TA31F RCO-M4 Introduced Purpose
w/ 5 Major
2008
Combat Optic Rights to
(RCO) Improvements Compete TDP
M68
Required Reliability CCO PEQ/2 2007
MRBS – 600 Improved Magazine
2006 Design Approved
MRBF – 3,800 (Fielding JUL 2009)
Picatinny 2005
Rail
& Improved Improved
Pistol Bolt
2003 Butt stock
& Extractor
Improved Grip TC
Spring Improved
Extractor 2001 Weapons
Spring 2000 Advanced Cleaning Kit
Improved
1998 Combat Optic Adapter Rail Multi Magazine
1997 & Enhanced (prevents Holder with Pouch
1996 Stock improper
install)
1995 Improved
1991 Feed Total: 62 ECPs to M4
Tactical
Ramps Forward
Sling
Grip/Bipod
Back up Forward
Iron Sight Rails

PM Soldier Weapons’ Continuous Improvement Process 1