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British Armed Forces SA80 A2 service rifle to be upgraded #UK #BritishArmy

British Armed Forces SA80 A2 service rifle to be upgraded #UK #BritishArmy

The SA80 A2 is being phased out for a new and improved SA80 A3. The Grenadier Guards, who have been the first infantry battalion to fire the new weapon system, have been putting some of the new features to the test. This year sees them deploy on three separate operational tours on OP TORAL to Kabul, OP TRENTON to South Sudan and OP SHADER in Iraq. The busy deployment period sees them adapt to three different theatres where they will be doing three completely different jobs. Training has therefore been paramount and helped them get to grips with a number of differences in the weapon systems. The SA80 is the designation for a revolutionary family of assault weapons. On its initial introduction in 1985, it proved so accurate that the British Army marksmanship tests had to be redesigned. (Credit British Mod) Perhaps the most noticeable difference is the ‘Flat Dark Earth’ paint...

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