Germany seeks new special forces assault rifle


Germany’s special forces are seeking new assault rifles, with the German defence procurement office issuing a tender for their purchase.

Germany's special forces are looking to buy a replacement for their current G36 rifles. (Bundeswehr)Germany’s special forces are looking to buy a replacement for their current G36 rifles. (Bundeswehr)

According to the tender issued by the BAAINBw, Germany is interesting in purchasing 1,750 rifles in total.

The new rifle is expected to replace the G36 rifles currently used by the army’s Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK) and the navy’s Kommando Spezialkräfte Marine (KSM) units.

The deadline for submitting offers is the 9 February, with delivery to start on 10 September and be completed by 28 June 2019. The estimated value of the contract is EUR11 million (USD11.6 million).

According to the tender requirements the future German’s special forces assault rifle is to be a gas-operated firearm chambered in the 5.56×45 mm NATO, and capable of single and automatic fire.

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