KUALA LUMPUR: Pictured above is a section of Aussie soldiers armed with the latest F88 Austeyr assault rifles during training exercise in Germany, last week. Both AR are equipped with a removable ACOG optic sight on a rail, with lights and laser designators.
The soldier’s AR in the middle is equipped with an M203 grenade launcher. The rail on top of the receiver, where the optic is fitted, looked slightly different from both the Aussie and Malaysian A3 versions. It looked rather flushed on the receiver, perhaps to prevent it from snagging onto pieces of kit, I presume.
This is what we should be doing with our Steyrs, one that would have been done if not for the yahoos at SME. Instead we are now re-equipping with M4s and probably shortly with another set of AR. Talk about short term gains…
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