From Jane’s:

US special forces prepare for additional SCAR influx (new rifle)

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

(from Free Republic)



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