Ilion, NY (WIBX) - Where is Oman?  An Ilion company is paying more attention to the answer to that question. Remington Arms will be making five thousand Bushmaster M4A3 Carbine rifles for the Country of Oman.

The company received word late last night about the $4.2 million contract award.

The M-4's will be used by the country's Royal Police and will be manufactured at Remington's Ilion, New York facility.

In a written statement Congressman Richard Hanna said, "This is great news for Remington and the Mohawk Valley's own workforce, as the work will be conducted right here in Ilion. The expertise and quality of Remington and their centuries of experience are clearly recognized not only by our own men and women in uniform who depend on their products to keep them safe on the front lines, but also nations around the world."

Teddy Novin, Director of Public Affairs and Social Media for Remington's parent company, Freedom Group, Inc., says, ''We're honored to have been awarded this contract and we look forward to providing the finest quality firearms to the Royal Police of Oman."