According to the German edition World on Sunday, when rearming the army of the Federal Republic of Germany from the old G36 assault rifles to a new type of machine guns, there was a hitch: none of the new types of small guns introduced by German gunsmiths weapons did not pass tests on a number of technical and combat requirements.
The rearmament of the Bundeswehr was started by the Minister of Defense of the Federal Republic of Germany Ursula von der Leyen, who sharply criticized the modern machine gun of the German army G36, produced at the enterprises of the Heckler & Koch concern, because of its problems with shooting accuracy. After that, the minister officially announced that this manufacturer's weapons had no future in the Bundeswehr.
The decision to remove the G36 automatic rifle from the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Germany was adopted and approved, but it hasn’t been replaced since all new types of small automatic weapons are not suitable either: they simply do not meet a number of modern requirements that are mandatory for the latest generation of automatic rifles.
It will probably be easier for the Germans to conclude a contract with the Kalashnikov concern’s Russian defense-industrial enterprise ... But seriously, lobbyists of American small arms have already appeared in Germany who are ready to “persuade” Angela Merkel and Ursula von der Leyen to accept their proposal.
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How to shoot the Bundeswehr: the old G36 was written off, the new ones did not pass the test
- Oleg Orlov
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