Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Clingman, Nov 10, 2004.
Anyone have any info on this other than just the standard rumors going around?
That's as much as I have seen.
I know what a FNC is but WTF is a super FNC?
Army special operations troops to get new rifle
By Matthew Cox
Times staff writer
Special operators will soon take a new rifle into battle. The U.S. Special Operations Command has awarded FN Herstal USA Inc., a contract to produce SOF Combat Assault Rifles, or SCAR, for its elite forces.
“We are pleased to announce that FN has been officially informed that our SCAR prototype has been selected from a field of competitors through a full and open competition by the U.S. Special Operations Command,” Paul Evancoe who is our Director for Military Operations at FNH USA, stated in a written release announcing the contract.
SOCom, which currently uses the M4 Modular Weapon System, put out a request for proposal to arms makers in the spring for a modular weapon system consisting of two rifles – the SCAR light in 5.56mm and the SCAR Heavy in 7.62mm and an Enhanced Grenade Launcher Module a 40mm grenade launcher with a fire control system.
In the request, the grenade launcher would have to work with both rifles and as a stand alone weapon.
The Nov. 5 contract award, which is known as an indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity agreement, is funded for fiscal 2005, according to FNH USA officials who would not comment on the dollar amount of the contract.
The company offered little information about the SCAR except that “It is designed around a very rugged and reliable short stroke gas operated system with a rigid metal receiver …that provides exceptional accuracy,” Evancoe stated in the release.
This pic has spread all over the net in the last day:
what makes this superior to current equipment exactly?
Looks like the XM8 stock chopped onto the Robinson XCR frame and a SIG grip thrown on for good measure.
Yeah I wouldn't be surprised if it's a photoshop.
It is not.
I'll take your word for it, lol.
Care to explain then, how that ugly stock works?
People I know and trust say that pic is the real deal (or very close). That's good enough for me until some more info comes out.
i've heard it from the same people that the man above me has. i'll be interested to see how it plays out, but motherfuck- why all the hush hush? who the hell goes, "FN won!" and then doesn't say anything else for a week or two?
New pic of the S-FNC. Looks like a better chop job.
hmmm, i like that.....aimpoint
the aimpoint is too far back. it needs to be further forward.