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Milipol Asia 2017: Up-gunning Asian security forces

5th April 2017 - 02:57 GMT | by Chen Chuanren in Singapore


Asian snipers and counterterrorism forces are arming themselves differently to meet modern threats and environments, several armament vendors highlighted at the Milipol Asia-Pacific 2017 exhibition in Singapore.

Scott Fraser, SIG Sauer's regional director of global defence sales, noted, 'What we learned from Afghanistan is that bolt-action rifles give greater accuracy at medium to long ranges, but carbine sniper rifles are more effective in urbanised settings where engagements are usually around 100m.'

The SIG Sauer 716G2 (Gen 2) designated marksman rifle is a result of combining this requirement with greater reliability, accuracy and magazine capacity.

Fraser also said 7.62mm NATO rounds

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Chen Chuanren


Chen Chuanren

Chen Chuanren is Shephard’s Singapore correspondent, covering primarily land and sea systems. He served in …

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