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Here is the surprise choice to become Germany’s standard assault rifle | The Drive

Here is the surprise choice to become Germany’s standard assault rifle | The Drive

The German Defense Ministry is considering C.G Haenal’s rifle design over its long-time supplier Heckler & Koch on its Standard Assault Rifle. Haenel’s fully automatic AR-15/M4 patterned MK556 in a 5.56mm caliber.  Germany’s successor to the G36 is being procured under a program known as System Sturmgewehr, or Assault Rifle System. According to a report from the Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA), extensive tests demonstrated that the Haenel design is “somewhat better” suited to the System Sturmgewehr requirements than its rival from Heckler & Koch and is also cheaper.

Source: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/36433/here-is-the-suprise-choice-to-become-germanys-standard-assault-rifle?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2009.16.20&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

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