downsizer wrote:Net bollox. A2s that have been through ABRO of late come back with a stamp A3 and a longer sight rail. The weapon system is still an A2 in UK service designation though and uses the NSN of the A2, so despite what some ill informed dorks may say, there is no A3 in service.
just-me-again wrote:Is there still a replacement scheduled for 2020 or has that been shelved?
Andrew Gwynne wrote:To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in what year he plans to introduce a replacement for the SA80 assault rifle.
Philip Dunne wrote:The SA80 rifle is due to go out of service in 2025 and a review of the options to replace the rifle is in its early stages. This review will include potentially extending its use beyond 2025.
marktigger wrote:And the SMLE was due to be replaced in 1914 due to the complaints of the army and target rifle community
marktigger wrote:internationally they are still in production and service.
Yes the SMLE was as controversial when it entered service. But for the right reasons and it did prove to be a world stopper unlike the SA80.
raven111 wrote:marktigger wrote:And the SMLE was due to be replaced in 1914 due to the complaints of the army and target rifle community
More because the MLEs used in South Africa and the .303 round were completely outclassed by the Mausers used by the Boers.
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