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Portuguese Army trains with new Benelli Supernova shotguns

18th November 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in London

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The Portuguese Army has moved forward in the Soldier Combat Systems programme and has started operating Benelli Supernova shotguns. In total, 380 of these weapons will equip the army.

The Portuguese Army has made progress in its Soldier Combat Systems (SCS) programme by training with new Benelli Supernova pump-action shotguns in early November at the Arms School (Escola das Armas), in Mafra.

Training was conducted by the supplier of the weapons, Benelli Defense. It comprised safety procedures, the disassembly and assembly process, maintenance and shooting techniques.

A total of 380 Benelli Supernova shotguns were delivered in two batches, the last of which arrived in October. The guns will be used by Portuguese Army manoeuvre units for operations in confined spaces, as a less lethal anti-riot option and against small UAVs.

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Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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