New FAMAS replacement

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New FAMAS replacement

Postby SpeisCheese » Wed 24 Jun 2015 17:43

Here a list of all guns that could replace the FAMAS:
-ARX 160(Italian)
-AUG A1(Austrian)
-Hk 416(German)
-FN SCAR(Belgian)
-F90(Australian)
-SG55X Series(Swiss/USA/Germany?)

I actually prefer that the French Forces would get the SG 55X Series. Why? The AUG is also getting old, the Hk 416 isn't really cheap, I dislike the SCARS design, the F90 is just an AUG remake, and the ARX isn't fully tested yet(we don't want problems like the G36)

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Re: New FAMAS replacement

Postby nWODT_Niack » Wed 24 Jun 2015 18:38

The shortlist includes only 5 platforms. The AUG does not belong in it.

Competition is still ongoing, deliveries will begin in 2017.
Overlooking the visual aspects of the guns, the main selection criteria will be the ability to integrate as a component of the FELIN system.
One interesting point: the army has asked that half the guns be delivered in short barrel version.
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Re: New FAMAS replacement

Postby GBNATO » Wed 24 Jun 2015 18:55

My moneys on either the F90 or ARX.
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Re: New FAMAS replacement

Postby Killertomato » Wed 24 Jun 2015 19:14

My money's on the 416. I can't remember hearing anything bad about it, except for the price- more outfits pick it up every day.

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Re: New FAMAS replacement

Postby nWODT_Niack » Wed 24 Jun 2015 19:23

I hear the SF love their 416, but it might prove too expensive in the end.

GBNATO is right on it with his bet. Both the ARX and the F90 have links to French industry.
The ARX is a bit cheaper, and apparently Beretta has a dependency in France that would be able to conduct higher level maintenance.
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Re: New FAMAS replacement

Postby orcbuster » Wed 24 Jun 2015 19:24

416 or the ssg. The french already use both.

ARX from what I've heard has the worst trigger of all time and is actually also fairly expensive. F90 is still australian. This will be a euro deal.

Price on the 416 is supposedly not bad when you buy it in bulk.
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Re: New FAMAS replacement

Postby [EUG]MadMat » Wed 24 Jun 2015 20:10

If the Bundeswehr were to decide to replace their G36 with H416, it might not be a bad idea to have a French-German standard rifle.
Especially since it is already approved over here.

Maybe a joint order could lower the costs.

EDIT: French soldiers fighting with an Italian rifle ... come on, I can already here the WW2 jokes twice as loud as they are now ... :evil:

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Re: New FAMAS replacement

Postby Vulcan 607 » Wed 24 Jun 2015 20:23

[EUG]MadMat wrote:If the Bundeswehr were to decide to replace their G36 with H416, it might not be a bad idea to have a French-German standard rifle.
Especially since it is already approved over here.

Maybe a joint order could lower the costs.

EDIT: French soldiers fighting with an Italian rifle ... come on, I can already here the WW2 jokes twice as loud as they are now ... :evil:


Hey Italian guns are good Beretta and Benelli make excellent guns.


Also your French army already use a Beretta pistol



As for the sig550 what model would France want I like the look of the standard Swiss army model.

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Re: New FAMAS replacement

Postby nWODT_Niack » Wed 24 Jun 2015 20:28

Vulcan 607 wrote:As for the sig550 what model would France want I like the look of the standard Swiss army model.

If sig ends up as the final candidate, my guess would be half 553 and half 552.
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Re: New FAMAS replacement

Postby Vulcan 607 » Wed 24 Jun 2015 20:39

[EUG]MadMat wrote:If the Bundeswehr were to decide to replace their G36 with H416, it might not be a bad idea to have a French-German standard rifle.
Especially since it is already approved over here.

Maybe a joint order could lower the costs.

EDIT: French soldiers fighting with an Italian rifle ... come on, I can already here the WW2 jokes twice as loud as they are now ... :evil:


Why would we mock you for that

It will be much more fun to mock you if you go german :lol:

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