France announces AIF assault rifle tender

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France’s procurement agency (DGA) declared a new tender on May 16 for its Arme Individuelle Future (AIF) replacement programme to the armed forces FAMAS standard assault rifle. A total of 90,000 weapons are to be purchased, comprised of 45,000 assault rifles and 45,000 carbines, all chambered in 5.56 mm x 45 NATO ammunition. The tender includes all additional accessories, spare parts, maintenance kits, and instruction and technical support, as well as the provision of under-barrel 40 m...
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