French 1st Regt of Spahis receives FN SCAR-H PR Precision Rifles


According to a tweet from the C.O. of the 1st Régiment de Spahis - a cavalry unit of the French army -, his regiment has received its first 14 SCAR-H PR precision rifles manufactured by FN Herstal, delivered with a Swarovski 8x24 mm scope. It succeeds the FR-F2, in service since 1986.
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The 1st Régiment de Spahis has received its first 14 SCAR-H PR precision rifles manufactured by FN Herstal (Picture source: Twitter account of the C.O. of the 1st Régiment de Spahis )


The SCAR (Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle) is a family of gas-operated (short-stroke gas piston) automatic rifles developed by Belgian manufacturer FN Herstal (FN) in 2004. It is constructed with modularity for the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to satisfy the requirements of the SCAR competition. This family of rifles consists of two main types: the SCAR-L, for "light", is chambered in 5.56×45mm NATO cartridge and the SCAR-H, for "heavy", is chambered in 7.62×51mm NATO. Both are available in Close Quarters Combat (CQC), Standard (STD), and Long Barrel (LB) variants. PR stands for "Precision Rifle".

The FN SCAR-H PR precision rifle for the French Army is being delivered with Schmidt & Bender optics, sound suppressor, bipod, carrying bag, and sets of accessories.

The contract for the FPSA program includes the acquisition of 2,600 Semi-Automatic Precision Rifles, 1,800 IL rifle scopes, 1,000 thermal imaging systems, and 6.3 million of 7.62×51 mm ammunitions. The Belgian company OIP Sensor Systems supplies the night vision optics.

The FPSA program was launched by the French army to replace the old FR-F2, currently, the standard sniper rifle of the French military since 1986. The FR-F2 is an upgrade from the earlier FR F1 sniper rifle. It was manufactured by MAS (an abbreviation of Manufacture d'Armes de Saint-Étienne, one of several government-owned arms factories in France).

The FN SCAR in various models is already in service in more than 20 countries.


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The 1st Régiment de Spahis has received its first 14 SCAR-H PR precision rifles manufactured by FN Herstal (Picture source: Twitter account of the C.O. of the 1st Régiment de Spahis )


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The FN Herstal FN SCAR-H PR precision rifle in 7.62x51 mm NATO caliber is replacing the old FR-F2 in service with the French army since 1986.


 

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