This would be step one of the process to getting a whole bunch of them. One for every rifleman in the Corps.
Now, there are more steps that have to be done (an RFP), but this is step one of a procurement move.
And it’s pretty big. I know lots of folks who’ve been wanting to go this way, and HK originally called the 416 the “HK M4” until they ran afoul of trademark rules.
We’ll see if any snags come up. But this is an interesting move with the Corps.