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Polish Army to acquire sniper rifles 40610153.

| 2015
Defence & Security News - (Poland)
Polish Army to acquire sniper rifles
The Polish Ministry of Defence has announced a public tender, with a deadline on 5 November 2015, for the procurement of sniper rifles along with their dedicated day and night-vision optics, and specialized ammunition. The weapons will be used for anti-personnel and anti-material missions, up to 1,500 metres and 1,200 metres respectively.
Polish Army to acquire sniper rifles
Czech and Polish snipers train together (Source: Czech Army)

The Armaments Directory of the MoD intends to acquire 150 rifles, in the .338 Lapua Magnum calibre. A total of 50,000 rounds of this calibre will accompany the rifles for training and operational use. The aim is for the snipers to be able to engage infantry or other personnel targets at distances up to 1,500 metres. In addition to that, they should be able to neutralize light armoured equipment at distances up to 1,200 metres.

The Polish MoD also seeks to procure the necessary day and night-vision optics that would allow the users to detect human-sized targets at a range of 2,000 metres. This distance would be at 1,500m. with a thermal vision optic device or 1,200m. with a night-vision one. In this case, recognition capability will be lower. More specifically, according to the MoD’s specifications, this capability would be at 1,500m., 500m. and 500m. respectively and for reassured target identification at 1,200m, 250m. and 200m. for each of the aforementioned devices.

The bidders’ offers will be judged based on the price, which counts for 55% of the bid. Technical and operational characteristics of the rifle will weigh 15%. The same percentage, 15%, will weigh for the technical characteristics of the optic system in the rifle’s overall bid. The MoD intends to have the contract fulfilled until the end of September 2017.




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