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The Chilean Navy has finally  signed  first order of rifles SCAR-L and SCAR-H with the Belgian manufacturer FN Herstal, to re-equip the Marine Corps (IMC.

The order for 1,800 pieces, also includes a number of light machine guns MINIMI. The current plans of the Chilean Navy provide a second order, to complete a total number of 3,500 weapons.

The SCAR-L 5.56mm caliber to replace HECKLER & KOCH HK33A2 the same size as standard light gun rifle CIM, while the SCAR-H 7.62mm is the weapon used by shooters chosen squad, replacing the Heckler & Koch HK33SG1 employed by these so far.

 The MINIMI caliber machine guns, which will replace the 100 Mk3 ULTIMAX 5.56mm gauge until now in service will also be 7.62mm.



Last Updated (Tuesday, 30 July 2013 07:25)

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