Pakistan Army to test assault rifles including CZ-BREN 2 and FN SCAR H to replace its current rifles 32303161

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Pakistan Army to test assault rifles including CZ-BREN 2 and FN SCAR H to replace its current rifles
The Pakistan Army is looking into acquiring a new standard issue rifle (or rifles). At present, it seems that the Army has shortlisted its final options to the following rifles: The FN Herstal SCAR H, CZ-806 BREN 2, Zastava M21 (or M77), Beretta ARX-200, and Kalashnikov AK-103.
Pakistan Army to test CZBREN 2 Zastava M77 and FN SCAR H to replace its assault rifle 640 001Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif inspecting one of the competitors seeking to secure Pakistan's standard rifle requirement. Photo credit: ISPR

The SCAR H, ARX-200 and Zastava M77 (if it is not M21) are chambered for using 7.62x51mm NATO rounds. On the other hand, the AK-103 is built for 7.62x39mm rounds. The CZ-806 BREN 2 is less clear because the only version that is known to the public uses 5.56x45mm NATO rounds; but given the competition, the rifle present in Pakistan have been chambered for either 7.62x51mm or 7.62x39mm.

The Pakistan Army initiated its rifle evaluation program in November 2015. At the time, it had gotten in touch with a number of overseas small-arms vendors. By the end of January 2016, it had begun testing the weapons listed above.

the range of weapons being tested seems to focus on replacing the Heckler & Koch (HK) G3 7.62x51mm NATO battle rifle and the NORINCO Type 56 7.62x39mm assault rifle (a licensed Chinese clone of the Kalashnikov AK-47).
CZ 805 BREN assault rifle test firing review by Army Recognition
The CZ 805 BREN weapon system exists for a short period of time, yet it has been through a plenty of action, let's recall that its gestation begun in 2006 based on the large analysis of performance of existing and newly developed service rounds (cartridges) and of the real needs of the armed forces in current often asymmetric conflicts. Based on that knowledge the Ceskd zbrojovka Uhersky Brod started the development of its most modern product portfolio of automatic weapons in the base configuration of the assault (automatic) rifle/carbine.

The SCAR, is a modular rifle designed and developed by the Belgian Fabrique Nationale de Herstal in cooperation with the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to satisfy the requirements of the SCAR competition. The new SCAR-H precision rifle is a tailored design for long-range precision fire applications while also providing capability to fight close in.

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