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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.

 

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

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