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UK Ministry of Defence Chooses LMT AR-10 As The New DMR For The Royal Marines

A couple of weeks ago, the UK Ministry of Defence adopted the KAC KS-1 as the new service rifle for Ranger Battalions and Royal Marines. This week, the UK government is adopting another American-made rifle. The UK Ministry of Defence selects Lewis Machine & Tool’s AR-10 as the Royal Marines new DMR platform. The LMT AR-10 is chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, featuring a Leupold Mark 5 HD scope with a HUXWRX 7.62 flow-through suppressor.

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Edgar Brothers Release Details On The Upcoming L403A1

Last week, news dropped of UK Ministry of Defence awarded Knights Armament KS-1 as the winner of the Alternative Individual Weapon System, now known as the L403A1. The Edgar Brothers are UK-based contractor who will be building and delivering the rifles to Rangers and Royal Marines battalions. The UK plans on procuring 10,000 rifles over the next decade with the initial drop of 1,600 rifles by the end of this year. The Edgar Brothers releases more details on the rifle and a breakdown of its components.

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UK Ministry Of Defence Selects Knight’s Armament KS-1 As Its New Combat Rifle

Recently, the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence selected Knight’s Armament Company (KAC) KS-1 as its new service rifle for Ranger Battalions and elements of the Royal Marine Commandos. The KS-1 was a part of the UK’s Project Hunter, launched to solicit qualified applicants to select a new Alternative Individual Weapon (AIW) to replace the SA80/L85 series of rifles and Colt Canada L119s currently used by Rangers and Royal Marines. The Knight’s KS-1 official nomenclature will be known as the L403A1.

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NATO Standardizes FN’s 5.7×28 mm Cartridge

Recently, FN announced that NATO accepted and standardized FN’s 5.7x28mm cartridge for its standard small arms portfolio. This puts FN in rare company of having a cartridge standardized to be used by NATO forces and allies. The new 5.7x28mm cartridge joins 9x19mm, 5.56x45mm, 7.62x51mm, and .50 BMG as standardized ammunition used by NATO.