FN Herstal secures significant deal in Portugal

04 March 2019

The Portuguese Army is to receive a comprehensive number of small arms between 2019 and 2022, a source within Army Headquarters told Jane’s on 28 February.

A multi-year contract was recently awarded by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) to FN Herstal on behalf of the Portuguese Army for 11,000 5.56 mm SCAR-L STD assault rifles (featuring 14.5-inch barrels), 1,700 of which will be fitted with the FN40GL 40 mm grenade launcher; 300 7.62 mm SCAR-H assault rifles; 450 7.62 mm SCAR-H PRs (precision rifles); 850 5.56 mm Minimi Mk3 light machine guns; 320 7.62 mm Minimi Mk3 light machine guns; and related accessories and services.

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