Famas replacement

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  1. Vergennes

    Vergennes Captain Staff Member Ret. Military International Mod

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    The French army launched a tender in 2014 in order to evaluate and then choose a rifle to replace the Famas.
    101.000 new assault rifles are planned to be bought over the coming years. The deal and the first order are planned for this year.


    5 rifles were selected to compete in the tender.

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    HK-416a5 by Heckler und Koch. (Germany)

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    SCAR-L by FN Herstal. (Belgium)

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    VHS-2 by HS produkt. (Croatia)

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    ARX-160 by Beretta. (Italy)

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    Sig 516 (or MCX) by Swiss Arms. (Switzerland)

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    PS : Please some HK-416 propaganda from the Norwegians !! @Technofox
     
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    Technofox That Norwegian girl Staff Member Ret. Military Developer

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    Some of those guns have to be in the competition as token gestures, no way the VHS-2 or ARX-160 even had a chance.

    As for the HK416...

    Works in both cold and hot climates, Afghan deserts or Norwegian forests:

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    Short enough for urban combat:

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    Accurate enough for use on open waters:

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    And durable enough for use in non-traditional environments:

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    What other gun would you chose when you need to stare off mysteriously into the sunset?

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    Or keep the Russians from saving oppressed Russian minorities on your side of the border?

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    No other gun, that's who.

    HK416 best!
     
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    I like the VHS-2 because it is a bulpup like the FAMAS, it would be easier for troops transition over to it without having to make too many adjustments. Bulpups are also better for CQB so it has that advantage as well. I do not know much about the rifle and its reliability but I am sure trials will sort out which rifle is the most reliable.




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    "Operations conducted in the Middle East and Africa have proven that the design works in real-world combat scenarios.”

    “By all accounts, the VHS rifle is well liked by Croatian soldiers and civilian shooters in European nations that allow ownership of select-fire rifles.”

    http://www.tactical-life.com/firearms/croatian-vhs-5-56mm-bullpup/#vhs-swmp-a15-aim

    We do know that the SCAR and HK-416 are very reliable. Oh and I don't know if France should buy a Swiss rifle especially if it plans to invade it.
     
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    Vergennes Captain Staff Member Ret. Military International Mod

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    French soldier with a Scar-L during tests.


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    Woah. What are those things to the left and right of the front sight? Laser?
     
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