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British Alternative Individual Weapon tender for Spec Ops Brigade   Small Arms <20mm

Started 22-Dec by YRoskam; 592 views.
YRoskam

From: YRoskam

22-Dec

The competition will be harsh on the British Alternative Individual Weapon program with the tenders published.  
All main competitors are represented by their local distributor...

  • Beechwood Equipment
  • Caracal International LLC
  • Colt Canada Corporation
  • FNH UK
  • GMK Limited
  • Hammer Pair Performance Limited
  • Ian Edgar (Liverpool) Ltd
  • Law Enforcement International Ltd
  • Level Peaks Associates Ltd
  • NDH Defence Industries
  • NSAF Ltd
  • Precision technic Defence Ltd
  • Raytheon ELCAN
  • Riflecraft Limited
  • Steyr Arms GmbH
  • Viking Arms Ltd

Any idea how the British material manager could write the following description "Procurement and Support of an Armalite Rifle (AR) platform "?   Armalite Rifle is not really a functionnal specification...

roguetechie

From: roguetechie

22-Dec

Because everyone knows exactly what they mean by that. They're talking about a broadly AR15 pattern gun here firing 62 grain 5.56 ammo.

So anything from the not 416 from caracal to the Canadian c7/c8 series to more Gucci "full Ambi" AR's that are either short stroke or DI are all included in the possible tender.

DavidPawley

From: DavidPawley

22-Dec

More even than @roguetechie said, “armalite rifle” is how the Brits have always referred to AR-15 pattern rifles.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

23-Dec

DavidPawley said:

“armalite rifle” is how the Brits have always referred to AR-15 pattern rifles.

Whereas the Irish have always referred to the AR-18/AR-180 as the 'Armalite':

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Armalite

https://warisboring.com/the-other-armalite-the-story-behind-the-favourite-arm-of-the-irish-republican-army/

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