Land Warfare

New Sharpshooter Rifle added to Army's arsenal

18th January 2010 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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A new rifle is being bought for troops in Afghanistan that will improve the long-range firepower available on the frontline, the Ministry of Defence announced today.

The Sharpshooter rifle will fire a 7.62mm round and will enhance accuracy of engagement during longer-range firefights with the Taliban and this weapon ...

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