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SIG SAUER Announces TANGO6T Riflescope Selected for US Army’s Direct View Optic

SDM-RLast month we reported that SIG Sauer had been awarded a major contract to provide the US Army’s new Direct View Optic (DVO) which will be used on the current M4A1 carbine, replacing the venerable ACOG. An award notice valued at $77,168,400 was posted in September. At the time SIG Sauer were unable to comment

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Canadian Army Looks To Replace Ageing Hi-Powers

It appears the days of the Canadian Army’s venerable Browning Hi-Power service pistols may finally be numbered after over 60 years of service. They hope to have trialled, selected and begun fielding the new pistols by the summer of 2022. A minimum of 9,000 pistols will be initially procured with follow on procurement contracts likely.

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Polish Armed Forces Order Another 18,000 MSBS Rifles

A WOT Promo photo featuring the MSBS (WOT)The Polish government have announced their intention to procure a further 18,000 MSBS-5.56 rifles. Back in September 2019, the Polish Ministry of National Defense signed contracts to officially begin the production of Poland’s next-generation MSBS “Grot” assault rifles and the VIS 100 pistol for the Polish Army. In a statement in late May, the Polish Ministry of Defense said […]

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The Selection of Germany’s Next Service Rifle Delayed Again

Bundeswehr G36It probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone that the decision on which supplier that will deliver the next standard assault rifle for the German Army has reportedly been delayed once again. According to several German news outlets the program has once again been delayed. What is surprising is that the COVID-19 Coronavirus is […]

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Senegal’s Security Forces Buy Taurus Carbines & SMGs

As Brazil’s Taurus Armas seeks to ensure its financial stability and expand its export sales they have announced a contract with Senegal’s security forces to provide 1,000 5.56x45mm T4 carbines and 200 9x19mm SMT9 submachine guns. While the value of the Senegalese contract is currently undisclosed last year it is estimated that about 80% of […]

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US Forces Test SMART Shooter Optic in Syria

The Department of Defense recently released some interesting photos of members of Special Operations Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve familiarising themselves with the Smart Shooter system. The training session took place at a range near At-Tanf Garrison, Syria on the 30 May. Smart Shooter claims that by combining “simple-to-install hardware with our own advanced image-processing software” they can […]

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