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Discussion in 'Europe & Russia' started by Vergennes, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. Vergennes

    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    The French army is experimenting the use of shields in urban warfare. Here,the 1st infantry regiment during a training at the CENZUB (Centre d'entraînement aux actions en zone urbaine) which is a purpose-built facility for training French armed forces in urban warfare skills.

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    All five French "Reaper" in Niamey air base.

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    BMD Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    http://www.defensenews.com/articles/dassault-credits-rafale-export-deals-as-financial-savior

    PARIS — Dassault Aviation has reported 2016 financial results signaling Rafale fighter export deals underpinned the aircraft company, even as weaker sales of its Falcon business jets dented orders, revenue and earnings.

    Such is the softness of the business jet market and stiff competition from North American rivals Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and Bombardier, Dassault expects to cut hundreds of staff through a voluntary program, offering a financial package to those who opt to leave.
     
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    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    HK-416F

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    Ennemies of yesterday working together.

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    Nilgiri Lieutenant GEO STRATEGIC ANALYST

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    Till they're at the pub lol.
     
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    Is it my imagination or is it an AR15 receiver on that HLK416?

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    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    halloweene Major MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Lower receiver yes. Upper no. 416 is an improved M4 (originnaly designed for USOCOM), gas/piston driven instead of direct gas imprigement, Stronger barrel and other features.
     
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    The whole thing looks identical to me.
     
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    halloweene Major MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Mechanism is different. you can't see the piston stroke. And yes they look very similar. But 416 is heavier, sturdier and more reliable. Specific 416-F can also fire barrel grenades.
     
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    M4 can fit a grenade launcher attachment too.
     
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    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    He's talking about rifle grenades.

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    There are different types though. These are still regarded as rifle grenades.

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    Dassault Rafale M French NAVY flying display

     
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