France turns to Germany for contract in assault rifles

The French Army will acquire German HK 416 F assault rifles to replace its FAMAS (pictured), which dates back to the 1970sThe French military is to buy German assault rifles to replace its venerable French-made service weapon, the FAMAS, the government’s military procurement agency announced on Friday. Heckler und Koch will provide French troops with its HK 416 F model from 2017 under a 10-year supply contract, the DGA said. “The contract contributes to the further strengthening of the solid ties between Germany and France in defence and in the armaments industry in particular,” the DGA said.

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