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Nice gear man. Were they taken in Mali?
 

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Finally, pictures of them holding some ARs. I've got to admit, I would like the French Armed Forces a LOT more if their main assault rifle wasn't a complete bullpup abomination.
Well,actually the Famas is about to be replaced,the new assault rifle of the French army will be announced in june (probably during Eurosatory...) and according to H&K's head,still in race are H&K (With the HK-416A5),Swiss Arms (With the Sig,the version is unknown,might be the 516) and FN Herstal (With the Scar H.)
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The bullpup is definitely dead.
 

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Well,actually the Famas is about to be replaced,the new assault rifle of the French army will be announced in june (probably during Eurosatory...) and according to H&K's head,still in race are H&K (With the HK-416A5),Swiss Arms (With the Sig,the version is unknown,might be the 516) and FN Herstal (With the Scar H.)
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The bullpup is definitely dead.
I was just going to ask that, HK makes really nice weapons. Especially the 416. Which is based off M4 rifle configuration or...?
 

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I was just going to ask that, HK makes really nice weapons. Especially the 416. Which is based off M4 rifle configuration or...?
It's based off the AR-15 platform but there's a lot of differences. The HK's biggest difference is that it can be used for waterborne operations, and if I recall correctly it was initially marketed as a much more reliable version of the AR performing in all sorts of environments.
 

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