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US special forces prepare for additional SCAR influx (new rifle)
Jane's ^ | 29 October 2009 | Andrew White

Posted on 10/30/2009 7:46:37 PM PDT by gaijin

Initial fielding of FNH USA's Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) to the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM)...is anticipated in early 2010 to fully equip the majority of [SOCOM]. So far 1,200 Mk 16 and Mk 17 SCAR weapon systems have been delivered...but...it expects a larger order for around 20,000 weapons next year...The order will also include...15,000 5.56 mm Mk 16 SCAR-Light and 5,000 Mk 17 7.62 mm SCAR-Heavy weapons as well as a number of 40 mm Mk 13 Enhanced Grenade Launcher Modules.

(Excerpt) Read more at janes.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: defense; m4; usarmy; weapons
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1 posted on 10/30/2009 7:46:38 PM PDT by gaijin
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The beginning of the end of matty mattel


2 posted on 10/30/2009 7:47:53 PM PDT by omega4179
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3 posted on 10/30/2009 7:48:00 PM PDT by gaijin
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So much for the move to 6.5mm


4 posted on 10/30/2009 7:48:16 PM PDT by fso301
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this thread is useless without pictures!


5 posted on 10/30/2009 7:50:11 PM PDT by ibheath (Stand ready to fight the coming madness.)
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6 posted on 10/30/2009 7:51:17 PM PDT by gaijin
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7 posted on 10/30/2009 7:51:52 PM PDT by gaijin
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The U.S. Military should have had FN FAL’s instead of matty Mattel aka McNamara’s POS. Looks like they are just getting a modernized FAL.


8 posted on 10/30/2009 7:52:17 PM PDT by Frantzie (Judge David Carter - democrat & dishonorable Marine like John Murtha.)
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So much for the move to 6.5mm

Do you understand the logistics of changing a cartridge size ?

9 posted on 10/30/2009 7:52:40 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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10 posted on 10/30/2009 7:52:43 PM PDT by gaijin
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Polymer version of the FN FAL by the same manufacturer.


11 posted on 10/30/2009 7:53:30 PM PDT by Frantzie (Judge David Carter - democrat & dishonorable Marine like John Murtha.)
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Dang, another rifle to put on the Christmas wish list.


12 posted on 10/30/2009 7:54:20 PM PDT by PeteB570 (NRA - Life member and Black Rifle owner)
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13 posted on 10/30/2009 7:54:47 PM PDT by gaijin
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BUMP for later read


14 posted on 10/30/2009 8:01:23 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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15 posted on 10/30/2009 8:04:17 PM PDT by gaijin
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Tet wanty, Santa bring?


16 posted on 10/30/2009 8:04:24 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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17 posted on 10/30/2009 8:06:32 PM PDT by gaijin
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Do you understand the logistics of changing a cartridge size ?

Yes, but it hurts like hell to get killed by the POS you have already shot a couple of times.

18 posted on 10/30/2009 8:09:49 PM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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Same old rifle, just British stock configuration.
19 posted on 10/30/2009 8:11:07 PM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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Do you understand the logistics of changing a cartridge size ?

I don't care one way or the other. There has been a lot of talk that special operations were moving away from the 5.56mm. This shows the 5.56 is still king.

20 posted on 10/30/2009 8:15:26 PM PDT by fso301
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