Bundeswehr G36 Replacement

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    this thread will be inform people of the German military's replacement competition of the G36 Rifle.
     
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    The HK443 which has features from both the G36 and HK416 is chambered in 5.56mm rounds.
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    The Rheinmetall-Steyr Mannlicher RS556 is another rifle competing. The RS556 has been in production since 2016 and now being offered to the German armed forces as a replacement of the G36 rifle. The RS556 is chambered in 5.56mm rounds.
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    which one do you think has the best chance of becoming standard?
     
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    HK443 because HK is almost common in our military Rheinmetall has produced very few actual firearms for us such as MG3, M2 and is developing the RMG.50 to replace the M2. though we want a rifle in that is similar to HK416 for special forces, so i would not be surprised if the RS556 wins in the special forces competition.
     
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