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Subject: Land 40 Phase 2 short listed ghats revealed
Aussie Diggermark 2    8/9/2008 10:39:20 AM
The General Dynamics Mk 47 40mm AGL and the Heckler and Koch Grenade Machine Gun (GMG) according to ADM the firing trials for these weapons are complete and the users (as usual) prefer the H&K ghat, but prefer the fire control system of the General Dynamics weapon... I guess it'll depend on price in the end... :) Here are the guns anyway: h**p://world.guns.ru/grenade/gl23-e.htm h**p://world.guns.ru/grenade/gl21-e.htm Whichever one is chosen, they should prove to be a good bit of kit anyway...
 
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Volkodav       8/9/2008 11:12:01 AM
Great to see our infantry getting some decent support weapons.
 
Any news on the long delayed reorg of the Battalion to actually make effective use of the new toys?  Or will they just be issued to support company and be left at home when the boys get sent off in re enforced company groups?
 
I read somewhere that the Danish were taking an unusual path in arming their infantry.  They acknowledge that the nature of operations can change very quickly and assuming that their troops will have support vehicles with them, plan to provide each rifleman with an SMG/PDW, a 5.56mm Assault Rifle and a G3 Battle Rifle to be issued according to the operation they are going on that day.
 
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Yimmy       8/9/2008 4:54:42 PM
We use the H&K GMG, it is an awesome weapon.
 
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Arty Farty       8/9/2008 8:39:41 PM

I read somewhere that the Danish were taking an unusual path in arming their infantry.  They acknowledge that the nature of operations can change very quickly and assuming that their troops will have support vehicles with them, plan to provide each rifleman with an SMG/PDW, a 5.56mm Assault Rifle and a G3 Battle Rifle to be issued according to the operation they are going on that day. 

The Norwegians have been doing something similar for quite a while. Danes must at the very least be following their Nordic cousins.
 
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