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Estonian army rearming on American rifles

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The Estonian army will be re-equipped with American automatic rifles. In the tender for the supply of a new small weapons the Estonian armed forces announced in 2017 was defeated by the American company Lewis Machine & Tool Company (LMT), according to the bmpd blog.


Estonian army rearming on American rifles


The tender was announced by the Estonian State Defense Investment Center of the Ministry of Defense of Estonia (RKIK). The winning American company LMT, under the terms of the tender, will supply the Estonian Estonian 16 with thousands of rifles chambered for 5,56-mm and 7,62-mm. The cost of the contract is 22 million, delivery is planned for 2019-2021. The terms of the agreement are negotiated additional supply of a certain number of rifles up to 2026 year.


automatic rifle MLCPS chambered for NATO 5,56 x 45 mm


The company offered the Estonian Defense Ministry rifles MLCPS (chambered for NATO 5,56 x 45 mm) and CQBMWS (chambered for NATO 7,62 x 51 mm). The rifles will go into service with the 1 and 2 infantry brigades of the ground forces of the Estonian Army. In addition, it is stated that these machines are likely to enter into service with the Ministry of Justice of Estonia, the Police Department and the Border Guard.

Currently, the Estonian army has a very diverse set of small arms in its armament, including Israeli weapons, German and Swedish. The acquisition of a large batch of American rifles will lead the small arms of the Estonian armed forces to one sample.
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Lewis Machine & Tool Company
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  1. figwam
    figwam 5 December 2018 11: 20
    +5
    Estonian army will be rearmament on American automatic rifles

    Who would doubt that.
    1. The black
      The black 5 December 2018 11: 23
      +6
      ... rich Estonians have their own quirks laughing .... but, as the saying goes "master master" ....
      1. asar
        asar 7 December 2018 10: 34
        0
        My version is with the "rich Estonians"!
        In quotation marks sounds more true!
        Another point - on one of the streets of one of the cities of Estonia:
        "Putin! Millal sa tuled ?! Meie inimesed on väsinud ootama!"
  2. Vadim851
    Vadim851 5 December 2018 11: 22
    +1
    The second rifle is interesting at 7,62 X 51. I can not find anywhere else about this barrel.
    1. figwam
      figwam 5 December 2018 11: 29
      +5
      Quote: Vadim851
      I can’t find anywhere about this trunk.



      The samples that took part in the final stage of the tender of the Estonian Ministry of Defense for a new automatic rifle chambered for NATO 7,62 x 51 mm. From left to right: the old Swedish Ak 4 rifle (G3 variant) in service in Estonia and the competitive Heckler & Koch HK417, Lewis Machine & Tool Company (LMT) CQBMWS and SIG Sauer SIG716G2 DMR (c) Siim Lõvi / ERR
      1. Vadim851
        Vadim851 5 December 2018 11: 55
        0
        Thank you!
      2. Sergey39
        Sergey39 5 December 2018 11: 58
        0
        But it's still rifles, not assault rifles. Are there all snipers in the Estonian army?
        1. The black
          The black 5 December 2018 12: 01
          +4
          Quote: Sergey39
          But it's still rifles, not assault rifles. Are there all snipers in the Estonian army?

          No brakes. They do not have time to release the trigger - the entire store is released in one turn wassat
          1. asar
            asar 7 December 2018 10: 37
            0
            All hedgehogs during this time can meet, make an appointment, then a tavern, well, and everything else ...!
        2. novobranets
          novobranets 6 December 2018 14: 27
          +1
          Quote: Sergey39
          Are there all snipers in the Estonian army?

          Sports news.
          The Estonian Shooting Federation has once again applied to the International Olympic Committee with a request to replace the "running boar" targets with the "sleeping sloth" targets.
          1. asar
            asar 7 December 2018 11: 06
            +1
            Hurry, deadly lazy man!
            Which was woken by an Estonian sniper!
            But seriously, the same "white tights", and before that (why they were silent and silent about this, it is not clear!) - what, how to call them, "white tights"? They cut down our soldiers in Tajikistan!
            1. novobranets
              novobranets 7 December 2018 11: 10
              +1
              Quote: asar
              "white tights"? We were mowing down our fighters in Tajikistan!

              Not only in Tajikistan. They noted in Chechnya, though they were well thinned there.
              1. asar
                asar 7 December 2018 11: 19
                +1
                And in Hohland too! Winter 15th!
                Everywhere checked!
    2. zwerchau
      zwerchau 5 December 2018 14: 12
      +1
      It's all here
      https://lmtdefense.com/firearms/lm308mwse
  3. IGU
    IGU 5 December 2018 11: 23
    +1
    The tender for the supply of new small arms to the Estonian armed forces, announced in 2017, was won by the American company Lewis Machine & Tool Company
    How unexpected! Who would have thought!
    The rifles will go into service with the 1 and 2 infantry brigades of the Estonian Army.
    Excuse me, but in other brigades what will they fight or is this the whole army?
    1. 41 REGION
      41 REGION 5 December 2018 11: 41
      +4
      [
      Quote: IGU
      Excuse me, but in other brigades what will they fight or is this the whole army?

      They took and gave out Estonian secret laughing drinks
    2. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 5 December 2018 11: 53
      +1
      Quote: IGU
      The tender for the supply of new small arms to the Estonian armed forces, announced in 2017, was won by the American company Lewis Machine & Tool Company
      How unexpected! Who would have thought!
      The rifles will go into service with the 1 and 2 infantry brigades of the Estonian Army.
      Excuse me, but in other brigades what will they fight or is this the whole army?

      And how many brigades do they need as part of NATO?
      1. IGU
        IGU 5 December 2018 12: 05
        +2
        And how many brigades do they need as part of NATO?
        I’m not very familiar with the NATO charter to determine how many brigades each member should have. The question was about another.
    3. asar
      asar 7 December 2018 11: 23
      -1
      This rifle is rubbish! As in a proverb - ON YOU, GOD, WHAT WE ARE NOT ALREADY! wassat
      1. asar
        asar 7 December 2018 22: 02
        0
        Minusnik!
        Did you try to do something with her ?!
        So put it in yourself in F ... y, since you have Constipation!
        It’s not suitable for more!
      2. asar
        asar 7 December 2018 22: 17
        0
        Do you have something against?
        Come on, explain!
  4. LiSiCyn
    LiSiCyn 5 December 2018 11: 24
    0
    How will the cartridges be? Will they be transported from the states?
    1375 killed raccoons apiece, however what And how much, now Kalash? Perhaps two times cheaper?
    1. alexmach
      alexmach 5 December 2018 11: 41
      +1
      How will the cartridges be? Will they be transported from the states?

      And how is it now with ammo you are also interested in? Estonia already uses NATO ammunition.
      1. LiSiCyn
        LiSiCyn 5 December 2018 11: 52
        +2
        Enough supplies, if what? Produce, as I understand it, do not produce?
        You seem to be from there? Are they often "smacking" or saving?
        In Borisovo, almost every day, "courses" are fired ...
        1. alexmach
          alexmach 5 December 2018 15: 45
          +1
          I'm from there, but I'm a newcomer. And the colleagues who served said that they were naughty often. Generally prepared for those half a year that served normally. In principle, they were only engaged in training. Although there are probably options here as well, to whom how lucky. I with my modest 12 rounds and the rank of reserve lieutenant in only modestly keep quiet.
      2. asar
        asar 7 December 2018 22: 03
        0
        minus clearly from the "army estoooonia"!
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 5 December 2018 11: 27
    +2
    will deliver the Estonian Armed Forces 16 thousand rifles chambered for 5,56 mm and 7,62 mm
    In Estonia, under the gun 5.500 people. including backers. Three rifles for each, taking into account the fact that they will constantly lose or forget somewhere. Estonian reasonably.
    1. alexmach
      alexmach 5 December 2018 11: 42
      -1
      Three rifles for each, taking into account the fact that they will constantly lose or forget somewhere. Estonian reasonably

      Well, well .. and in Russia either 7 or 9 million Kalashnikov assault rifles then, based on what? Further develop the analogy ...
  6. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 5 December 2018 11: 28
    0
    The solution, in principle, is quite logical, and the rifle is not bad.
  7. Andrey Chistyakov
    Andrey Chistyakov 5 December 2018 11: 28
    +1
    As the leader used to say .. And how many divisions does Estonia have?
    1. Vlad.by
      Vlad.by 5 December 2018 12: 34
      +1
      No matter, they are still all in deep reserve. :-)
  8. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 5 December 2018 11: 38
    +2
    "Correct decision!" - everyone shouted laughing
    The mattresses will fuse the old ones, they will continue the search for the replacement of this wide pukalki.
  9. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 5 December 2018 11: 44
    +3
    For this, NATO needs the United States to provide sales for its military industrial complex, it’s a kind of military colonization of countries, joined NATO - it became a US colony, and for the sake of appearance they also allow other large manufacturers of military equipment in NATO (Britain, Germany, France ) to produce something, but the overwhelming share of the US anyway ...

    In addition, the maintenance of NATO bases (US bases) outside the United States is paid 50% to 50%, that is, half is paid by the colony country, as they say for the "roof", for security))) ...

    They invented it cunningly, at the same time they also talk about the free market and fair trade. All fair trade and the free market end where the United States does not have a clear advantage, immediately other measures, prohibitions, restrictions, increase in duties, etc., take effect.
  10. Fox
    Fox 5 December 2018 12: 22
    0
    More on bmpd
    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3441081.html
  11. Engineer
    Engineer 5 December 2018 12: 56
    +4
    Well, the American financial lobby is hard to beat even Heckler & Koch with their great rifle. I think the scheme was as follows: the Americans gave them a loan for the purchase of these American rifles, agreed on kickbacks and the entire competition.
    1. the47th
      the47th 6 December 2018 15: 59
      0
      Will the US government defend the interests of a small private arms company internationally when they have giants like Colt, Remington, Springfield? I doubt it.
      The same Germans make sense to promote HK more.
      1. Engineer
        Engineer 7 December 2018 10: 23
        0
        Doubt is the product of ignorance. Does a small private company successfully operate on international damage and win a competition to supply arms to a NATO member country on its own? I did not write about the government, but the fact that the company has a serious organization behind it is undoubtedly at least from the fact that its rifle is just an example of parasitism on the development of larger, private companies independent of the government, the Pentagon, the United States Rifle Association. So, financially, these large companies are interested in such transactions.
  12. Berg berg
    Berg berg 5 December 2018 13: 10
    +1
    Well, thank God, to help them shit wagon, we went along the Ukrainian path! The Americans know what to steal, and they themselves began to copy Russian weapons for themselves dear ones - shit to the vassals!
  13. ochakow703
    ochakow703 5 December 2018 15: 26
    +1
    And what, quite a bargain. We borrowed 22 lemons from Amers on loan, now they will buy the little ones, then they will slowly give the debt with interest. That's how civilized Europeans act! Not like we ignoramuses! All by ourselves, all by ourselves ...
    1. sogdy
      sogdy 5 December 2018 15: 45
      +1
      Quote: ochakow703
      then slowly they will give the debt with interest

      Estonia?!
  14. K-50
    K-50 5 December 2018 15: 29
    0
    16 thousand rifles chambered for 5,56 mm and 7,62 mm. The contract value is 22 million dollars,

    Almost a half thousand bucks per barrel? belay what
    Not bad. laughing
    Well, all right, chickens do not peck money from sprats that they have such amounts. lol
    1. the47th
      the47th 6 December 2018 15: 56
      0
      In retail, their carbines are even more expensive.
  15. andrewkor
    andrewkor 5 December 2018 17: 09
    0
    No, don’t say that, but progress is on the face. As the Balts rejoiced over the decommissioned M-20 14 years ago! And now give them the 21st Century Super Super Wunderwaflu!
  16. brdm
    brdm 5 December 2018 18: 38
    0
    Well, they took in the troops and took. Let them use it, which they will do. The world is not worth the place. We would be in the army to strengthen the shooting and handling of weapons to the maximum. And so they serve the year. (But the Defense Ministry does not have such methods for all groups of troops in Russia!). All as always on a hunch))!
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  18. sharp-lad
    sharp-lad 6 December 2018 00: 04
    0
    Rifles will go into service
    the likely receipt of these machines
    Well, what about rifles or "submachine guns"? lol
  19. the47th
    the47th 6 December 2018 09: 54
    0
    I wonder why they need a sports AR in the army?
  20. DeGreen
    DeGreen 10 December 2018 14: 08
    0
    Canadian Colt C7.cost much cheaper, but in fact, much higher quality.