FN herstal to supply Scar-L and FN40GL to Peru 83108173

 
Defense & Security News - Peru
 
 

FN Herstal sold 256 Scar-L and 24 FN40GL to the Peruvian special forces

Peru's Army has awarded a contract to FN Herstal for 256 SCAR-L 5.56mm assault rifles and 24 40mm FN40GL grenade launchers. The weapons will be used by Army special forces units assigned to the Valle de los Rios Apurimac, Ene y Mantaro (VRAEM) region.
     
Peru's Army has awarded a contract to FN Herstal for 256 SCAR-L 5.56mm assault rifles and 24 40mm FN40GL grenade launchers. The weapons will be used by Army special forces units assigned to the Valle de los Rios Apurimac, Ene y Mantaro (VRAEM) region. FN Scar-L with the FN 40GL underbarrel grenade launcher
     
The Peruvian Army is currently acquiring over 8,000 FN SCAR-H 7.62mm assault rifles for use as its standard issue rifle. Authorization for the purchase was granted in August 2013, and a contrat was signed in December 2013. The purchase price remains unconfirmed, but the order is estimated to be worth $31.5 million and will involve 8,110 units.

The SCAR-L's smaller size and caliber make it ideal for special forces operations in dense jungle regions. The SCAR-L is also considered the favorite to meet the Marine Corps' need for 700 5.56mm assault rifles. The Marine Corps tender was issued by the Peruvian Armed Forces Procurement Agency in June 2016.
 

 

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