*And he did a video defending the SA80.
Lord Jim wrote: If it is the latter we are going to be using the L85 for decades to come.
The SA80 A2 is being phased out for a new and improved SA80 A3. The Grenadier Guards, who have been the first infantry battalion to fire the new weapon system, have been putting some of the new features to the test.
A notice was issued on 28 October stating that the MoD intended to award NSAF Limited, a UK subsidiary of Heckler & Koch, a contract worth up to GBP75 million (USD95.6 million) to modify and supply 44,000 upgraded 5.56×45 mm SA80 rifles.
Little J wrote:Surely those numbers can't be right? 1,700 quid each
Lord Jim wrote:only the Infantry are going to get the A3 with second line units retaining the A2
optics are expensive, but not everyone needs to be issued with those "parts"... not even within the frontline infantry.Lord Jim wrote:Mostly small parts but the numbers soon add up
The British military have been showcasing some of the changes made to existing equipment, in order to anticipate future kit demands based on likely future operations. The new aim is to make equipment lighter and more adaptable in order to free up soldiers - allowing them to be more mobile and more efficient.
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