I was reading the Small Arms Review magazine earlier in the day. One of the articles in the issue was about the Colt SCAR rifle. It was Colt losing candidate for the US Special Operations Command new rifle, the Spec Ops Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR).
So there was an option for the Malaysian side when it decided to look around for the replacement of the Steyr apart from the other candidates HK and FN new rifles.
Instead we purchased the M16A2 and M4A1. Do not be confused about the announcements that the Army was purchasing M16A4s, its only on the packaging, its really the old A2s.
Colt SCAR would have been better option for us, we could have purchased its and lo and behold we are on the way of local manufacture of our very assault rifle.
I would have chosen the piston version or type C of the Colt SCAR instead of the direct-gas version. (Sorry I cannot find any pics of Colt SCAR on the web, so enjoy the pics of the HK416 and the G36C)
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