This isn't a political thread, and I hope it doesn't go that way. I'll avoid names and parties so we can stay on topic. I was reading this article on Fox News where a congressman has some business dealings with a man, born in the Soviet Union. He is the founder and CEO of Worldwide Aeros Corp., which makes blimps for military and commercial customers. His business has also been involved in weapons manufacturing, working with the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense to produce a modified version of the M4 and M16 rifles, according to reports. What? A factory in a former Soviet Republic is making the M4 & M16? I know, Ukraine has been a solid ally since their independence after the Soviet breakup. And the USA has been sending them a lot of military aid ever since the USSR (oops, I mean "Our Friends The Russians") just decided to steal part of Ukraine like in the good old days. Does anyone know about this M4/M16 thing? Has anyone ever seen one of these rifles? How are they different from the ones our soldiers carry?