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South Korea orders new rifles for special forces

19th June 2020 - 01:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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S&T Motiv has been the traditional supplier of small arms to South Korea’s military, but its domestic competitor Dasan Machineries stole a march when one of its 5.56mm assault rifles was selected for the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) Special Warfare Command.

The carbine chosen by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) on 3 June is a slightly customised version of the DSAR-15PC CBQ weapon. Dasan Machineries was declared preferred bidder for this KRW3.8 billion ($3.1 million) tender.

User and evaluation trials must first occur from July onwards before any production contract is awarded. If successful, the DSAR-15PC will replace

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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