19 Apr '17, 12am

H&K confirms: This is the Army's new and improved sniper rifle

H&K confirms: This is the Army's new and improved sniper rifle

Heckler & Koch has confirmed that a modified version of its G28 rifle has won the Army's Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System contract. The gun will replace the M110 made by Knight's Armament as a culmination of the Army's desire for a shorter, lighter rifle that didn't sacrifice accuracy or performance. A press release from Heckler & Koch said the G28 is a light-weight variant of the 7.62 mm gas-powered G28 in use by the German Army, adjusted to fit the U.S. Army's requirements. “The HK CSASS rifle is a substantial upgrade over the Army’s current sniper rifles, enhancing accuracy and reliability while providing for a handier, more compact arm,” Heckler & Koch USA president Wayne Weber said. The company did not immediately respond to requests for more details regarding the new rifle and it's specific variations from the G28. Specs on the company's website say the commercia...

Full article: https://www.armytimes.com/story/military/2016/04/08/hk-co...

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