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ArmaLite is a firearms manufacturer, formerly a division of the Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corporation.
ArmaLite started out making aeroplane parts in the 1950s but when Eugene Stoner designed the AR-10 and AR-15 they started manufacturing rifles. However, they eventually sold the rights of the AR-15 to Colt Manufacturing Company. Colt AR-15 is the only AR-15 that can be called an AR-15 (other AR manufacturers use other designations; e.g. LWRC M6A1). The term AR-15 meant ArmaLite model-15, AR being "ArmaLite Rifle", and 15 for "Model 15".
The original ArmaLite ceased operations in the 1980s; the ArmaLite name and rights were purchased by Eagle Arms, who launched a new iteration of the ArmaLite company.