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Wisemarko

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New SIG LMG
U.S. Special Operations Command has officially taken delivery of Sig Sauer's MG 338 machine gun, the company
announced on Wednesday.

According to Sig Sauer, SOCOM has completed its official safety certification for the MG 338 and taken delivery of “multiple systems” comprised of the machine gun, .338 Norma Magnum ammunition, and suppressors, a first for the command.

'For the first time in decades the U.S. military certified a new machine gun, ammunition, and suppressor at the same time, bringing new innovation, portability, and increased lethality to our ground forces, with all components coming from one company,” Sig Sauer President and CEO Ron Cohen
said in a statement.

“This certification was achieved following the outstanding performance of the complete MG 338 system through the rigors of the extensive function, durability, and safety tests set forth by [SOCOM],” he added.

SOCOM has been on the hunt for a new lightweight machine gun — now dubbed the Lightweight Machine Gun-Medium (LMG-M) — since 2017, when a contract listing
specified a need for 5,000 systems capable of firing fire belt-fed .338 Norma Mag rounds with “sufficient accuracy to engage area targets and vehicles at 2,000 yards.”

For more details on the MG 338, check out this sizzle reel of the new system courtesy of Sig Sauer:
SIG Norma Magnum

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Australian Army TAG Operator (RR equivalent) armed with HK416 and the hand guard is from troy!!
"Rashtriya Rifles"?...in that case not really, the 2 Aussie TAGs are basically each a CT/HR unit, similar in concept to the SAS/Delta's HR SQN rotation system.
The SASR has 1, and the Commando/Clearance divers man the other with added on elements from various other specialized units.
 

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US 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) Soldiers train alongside Nepalese Army
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Nepal Army’s special force Bhairab Battalion and Israel’s defense force

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