The German gun manufacturer Heckler & Koch has recently delivered the first batch of HK416F 5.56x45mm assault rifles to the French Army. The new gun was chosen to replace the French FAMAS weapon which has been in service since the late 1970s. France intends to buy more than 102,000 rifles for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Special Forces, under the under the future personal weapon program worth €168 million (U.S. $184 million). The contract also covers the procurement of 10,767 grenade launchers The rifles in the photo are designated the future sidearm or “Arme Individuelle Future (AIF)”. The HK416F-S is shown above, with a 14.5 inch and the HK416F-C, with an 11-inch barrel, below. Both were displayed at MILIPOL 2017. The HK416 is also in service with the Norwegian military. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Rheinmetall displayed at MILIPOL 2017 an Automatic Grenade Launcher set with a fire control (with a rangefinder, ballistic computer), driving a display on the gunner’s sight above the weapon. Below the sight, IR setter can be seen. It communicates with the time fused grenades, upon firing, to create the airburst effect. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update.
Rheinmetall’s 40x53mm Airburst Munition (ABM) grenades loaded into an Automatic Grenade Launcher. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
The trigger pouch developed by ACS is designed to maintain grenades in a safe, yet quick to handle body mount. the trigger pouch is compatible with M-26/M-67 fragmentation grenades, Rheinmetall flash-bang, CTS/CTI mini Grenades and Safariland low roll II grenades. Photo: Tamir Eshel. Defense-Update
FN SCAR rifles are known as the weapon of choice used by the US Special Forces. The new SCAR-SC 5.56x45mm (.223) caliber carbine offers an extremely compact design matching the requirements of homeland security operations. The weapon has semi-auto only or selective fire capabilities, non-reciprocating charging handle and a wide range of add-ons. This includes a red dot sight, tactical light, a variety of foregrips and a sound suppressor. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update.
Technical Specifications:
Length: 536mm (21.10”) when fully retracted / 653mm (25.71”) when fully extended
Weight: approx. 3.150 kg (approx. 6.94 lb)
Barrel length: 190.5mm (7.5”)
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Cyclic rate of fire: 550-650 rounds per minute
FN SCAR-SC Unveiled at MILIPOL 2017 comes with a telescopic buttstock as standard. Optional buttstocks include fixed, foldable, adjustable (length and height) with either concave or convex butt plate and a foldable offset buttstock for aiming and shooting with anti-riot or bulletproof helmet visor. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update.
FN is developing a sound suppressor for the SCAR-SC subcompact carbine. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update.
New versions of the Tavor assault rifles equipped with three of the latest sights from IWI’s sister company Meprolight were on display at MILIPOL 2017. At the front, the 7.62X51mm TAVOR 7 assault rifle. It is seen here fitted with the new M5 Red Dot Sight, with a Bullseye reticle, that allows extended operating time while using a large display window. The second AR is the 5.56x45mm Tavor, fitted with the MYX200 multi-spectral sight. The third is the X95 equipped with the MEPRO MOR, a reflex sight combined with tritium sight and a green or red laser pointer, used primarily by special forces. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update.


Meprolight unveiled at MILIPOL 2017 three new sights for assault weapons. The MOR red dot sight, seen at the front, NYX200 in the middle – a multi-spectral thermal sight that combines a day or night channel, laser rangefinder and ballistic computer that compensates the aiming solution based on one of for four ballistic tables adapting the sight to individual weapons. The third device is MOR, combining a tritium light source and green or red laser aiming light into a single device. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update.
ODINN Mk2 60 multifunction robotized thermal sighting system from IR&D is a weapon sight combining target acquisition, range and atmospheric parameters measurement, and full ballistic calculation and wind compensation forecast. The sight is powered by a compact LINUX based computer providing ballistic computation and location (GPS based) measurement. OFDINN weighs 850 grams without batteries. The device can operate for four hours on four lithium/lithium-ion batteries. The range measurement is performed at ranges of 6 to 2,000 meters. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update.
The Machine Gun Reflex Sight (MGRS) is a non-magnified optical sight that mounts to machine the M2 heavy machine gun or M240 machine gun. The sight provides rapid target acquisition and engagement that allow the gunner to keep both eyes open from a natural shooting position. Accuracy is enhanced by using machine gun range dials that set range ballistic tables to ranges up to 2000 meters.The x3 flip-to-the-side magnifier enables the gunner to achieve one shot accuracy at long range. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update.
Bertin’s FusionSight combines a low light color and thermal vision cameras that can be used separately or in a ‘smart fusion’ mode. This vision system is useful to unveil objects hidden under camouflage, as well as IEDs. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Revision displayed its future Sensys line of helmet-mounted near-eye displays, providing the warfighter with intelligence and real-time information. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
NVISOL offers a combat headcam kit combining a camera, illumination and energy pack, and video transmission relaying real-time surveillance video captured as the soldiers move on patrol. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Similar to the combat camera used in the soldier’s headgear, the NVISOL K9 combat camera is fitted into the dog harness, as a kit including the forward and back view cameras, power pack, and radio. Photo: Tamir Eshel, defense-Update.