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German SF set for new rifle but Bundeswehr must wait

9th March 2020 - 12:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in New Zealand


Deliveries of the new HK416 rifle (pictured) to German SF are expected to start this month as the Bundeswehr ponders the replacement of its main assault rifle.

Heckler & Koch (H&K) was selected in 2018 to provide 1,700 HK416 A7 rifles – also known as the G95K – to the Kommando Spezialkräfte and Kampfschwimmer (frogman) SF units. Deliveries will be completed by mid-2020.

But whether this will have any impact on a separate programme to replace the army’s existing G36 rifle under the System Sturmgewehr Bundeswehr (Bundeswehr assault rifle system) programme, currently running a year late, is unclear. A decision

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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