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SIG MCX rifles delivered to Dutch special forces

24 November 2016

SIG has delivered MCX series short-barrel carbines chambered in 7.62x35 mm (300 BLK) ammunition to the Netherlands Maritime Special Operations Force (NL-MARSOF), a company representative has told IHS Jane's.

The SIG MCX carbines delivered to NL-MARSOF are integrally suppressed and fitted with a new folding stock developed for use with ballistic visor helmets.

Under the tender announced in June 2015 by the Netherlands' Defence Material Organisation, the NL-MARSOF was looking to buy 195 select-fire short-barrelled carbines and 1.82 million 7.62x35 mm ball, subsonic, and lead-free frangible cartridges.

The Dutch special forces are the first publicly known military user of the non-NATO standard 300 BLK (an equivalent of the Russian 9x39 mm round).

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