• Rheinmetall and Steyr Mannlicher unveil RS556 assault rifle

    Rheinmetall and Steyr Mannlicher have partnered to offer the RS556 assault rifle in 5.56 x 45 mm to the Bundeswehr as a potential replacement for the service's G36 standard issue rifle. The RS556 (RS stands for Rheinmetall Steyr in 5.56 mm calibre) is a derivative of the AR-15 and a variant of

  • Poland buys TRG M10 sniper rifles

    The Polish Armed Forces have bought 150 SAKO TRG M10 bolt-action sniper rifles. The PLN32.9 million (USD7.8 million) deal will see the TRG M10 become the Polish Armed Forces' first precision rifle chambered in the 8.6x70 mm (.338 LM) cartridge. The rifles will be delivered through IBCOL Polska.

  • UPDATE: IA issues RFI for 36,000 night sights for general purpose machine guns

    The Indian Army (IA) is looking to procure night sights to equip its 36,000-odd FN MAG 58-based 7.62x51 mm calibre 2A1 general purpose machine guns (GPMGs). A request for information (RFI) issued on 9 December asks companies to submit data by 16 February about available designs for 26,000 night

  • Bahrain identified as EIMOS mortar user

    The Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) is the previously unidentified country that acquired the EXPAL EIMOS 81 mm integrated mortar system, a photograph released by the Egyptian military on 19 December has confirmed. An EIMOS system mounted on a URO VAMTAC ST5 vehicle could be seen in the background of

  • Indian Army seeks new sniper rifle

    The Indian Army's Infantry Directorate has published a request for information (RFI) for a new sniper rifle. The service plans to acquire 5,000 bolt-action sniper rifles chambered for the .338 Lapua Magnum, with a requirement for the rifle to be capable of operation in environments to include high

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