Does Remington still have the R 15 and R 25 line? If so maybe they are going to push the R line over the DPMS and Bushmaster lines.
I know in 2015 when I was at the factory they were just finishing up an order for the Phillipine military. We were told it was the first time the PI had gotten weapons that were new and not surplus. ( I can believe that after being stationed there for 3 years and seeing what they had then).