Germany disqualifies Haenel from assault rifle competition

by Nicholas Fiorenza & Amael Kotlarski

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Defence (BMVg) announced in a press release on 2 March that C G Haenel has been disqualified from the competition to replace the Heckler & Koch G36 assault rifle after an external law firm found alleged patent infringements.

The ministry said that Haenel had been given the opportunity to respond to allegations of patent infringements and that the company’s comments were taken into account.

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Germany’s Federal Ministry of Defence (BMVg) announced in a press release on 2 March that C G Haenel...

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