New French Army assault rifles HK416 F-C F-S at Milipol 2017


The German firearms Company H&K presents the next generation of standard assault rifles for the French army at Milipol Paris 2017, the HK416 F-S (Standard) and HK416 F-C (Compact). In October 2016, the French Army has confirmed the selection of the Heckler & Koch 416 5.56mm caliber to replace the old FAMAS, in service since the 1970s.


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The two variants of HK416 F, the next generation of standard assault rifle for the French army at Milipol Paris 2017, the International State Homeland Security exhibition in France.


The HK416F is referred to as the AIF “Arme Individuelle Future”. According to the French Ministry of Defense 93 080 pieces of Heckler & Koch 416F will be delivered between 2017 and 2028.

The HK416F is based on the design of HK416A5 and can be used by left and right handed shooters. The new French army standard assault rifle HK416F is a gas pressure loader system which is similar to the American-made AR-15 manufactured by Colt.

The weapon will be supply to the French army in two variants the HK416 F-S (standard, 14.5” –pipe/368 mm) and HK416 F-C (compact, 11”-pipe/279 mm.

The HK416 F is equipped with an adjustable shoulder stock which can be sized from 741 mm to 842mm for the C variant or 831mm to 931mm for the S variant. The HK416 F has a width of 77 mm (without attachments) and a height of 253 mm (without sight). The S-version has an empty weight of 3,755 kg while the C-version is lighter with a weight of 3,450 kg.

The HK416 F features a cold-hammered barrel with six grooves and a right hand spin. It uses a magazine which has capacity of 30 cartridges.

According pictures from the French army, optics and sights from the FAMAS will be used on the HK416F. it will be fitted with all the components of the FAMAS Felin including the communication systems and the night vision capability.


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The HK416 F-S standard version


New French Army assault rifles HK416 F C at Milipol Paris 2017 925 001

The HK416 F-C compact version



 

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