So what is the status of Germany's rifle to replace the G36? Haven't heard anything in some time.
Germany's New Infantry Rifle
Posted 06 July 2019 - 1416 PM
Considering the Bundeswehr is as good rid of UvL the whole nonsense might be ended by her successor.
Posted 06 July 2019 - 1508 PM
Ended as in "Bundeswehr keeps the G36" or as in "quit stalling and get on with the procurement of a replacement"?
Posted 06 July 2019 - 1611 PM
Posted 07 July 2019 - 1614 PM
Keep G36 I hope. If it were half as crap as some allege why are so many buying it?
The first production lots have to be replaced and the later lots reach end of life as well in the following years. So to me it makes sense to introduce a successor that is better suited to today kitchen sink that is going to be mounted on rifles. But all the back and forth UvdL could have spared us all.
There's upgrades such as the Steyr/Wilcox offering:
The G36 is designed around the plastic receiver. replacing it with metal makes the resulting gun rather heavy. OTOH barrels and bolts & carriers etc. are still fine, whereas the plastic receivers reach the age limit. so this recycling of parts has an appeal. Especially as teh whole bolt carrier asembly is a rather complex and expensive piece in the G36.