Remington Arms has been awarded a nearly $50 million contract to produce rifles for the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Congressman Richard Hanna says the work will be completed at Remington's Ilion plant, with components sourced from Remington's facilities and suppliers across 20 states.

More than 50,000 rifles will be manufactured, along with accessories and spare parts.

Hanna says the awarding of the contract continues to prove Remington's excellence in the industry worldwide.

The work is scheduled to begin immediately and will be completed next year.