Remington Purchases Suppressor Company
NORCROSS, Ga. -- Remington announced last week that it has purchased the assets of Advanced Armament Corporation, a suppressor manufacturer.
The Advanced Armament Corporation's (AAC) focus is suppressor or 'silencer' development and production. AAC is headquartered in Georgia and has recently experienced substantial growth from the military's interest in and purchase of suppressors including its subcontractor role as the provider of silencers and flash hiders for the SOF Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) program.
Civilian sales are also up as civilians become increasingly aware that suppressor ownership is legal in 34 states.
AAC is one of the largest suppressor manufacturers in the United States. However, few suppressor companies are positioned to provide suppressors in the quantities required by existing and future military contracts while still being able to meet growing civilian demands. The merger of Remington with AAC will enable AAC to take advantage of Remington's production capabilities as well as benefit from the additional R&D capabilities that Remington has to offer.
For the first time in years, Remington has introduced new products such as the Modular Sniper Rifle (MSR) and the carbine/sub-compact weapon space with the Adaptive Combat Rifle (ACR) to compete for emerging US government special operations and conventional force requirements. As it currently stands, the majority of small arms produced for the American military come from companies headquartered overseas.
Remingtons decision to purchase AAC stems from recognition that future military weapons selections will almost always require sound and/or signature reduction.
While Remington purchased AAC's assets and intellectual property, initial indications are that they have no intention of replacing AACs executive staff. AAC will report to Remingtons Military Products Division, but the leadership at AAC, including former owner Kevin Brittingham, will remain in place.
See the accompanying Special Report on the steps necessary for civilians to own suppressors.
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