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    UK's new "Alternative Individual Weapon System"

    Interesting that they're actually specifying an AR-type rifle:


    The AIW system must be optimised to be used with a suppressor fitted as its primary configuration. The AIW system will consist of:

    1. A Rifle System (comprising of a Rifle and Signature Reduction System); AND

    2. An Optic System

    The AIW system will be a 5.56mm Armalite Rifle (AR) platform, optimised for use with L15A2, a 62gr 5.56x45 NATO ball round, equivalent to SS109.

    An AR platform is defined as being gas operated with a rotating, locking bolt.

    The rifle should have a non-reciprocating charging handle.

    The rifle’s controls are to include: a magazine release, working parts release and a rotating selector lever that incorporates a safe setting.

    The rifle is to have a standard configuration, not bullpup, with the magwell in-front of the trigger housing.

    The rifles upper and lower are to be mated using industry standard pivot / takedown pins located at the front and rear of the lower receiver.

    Signature Reduction System:

    The Signature Reduction System is to be detachable, to enable the operator to configure the Rifle System to meet operational requirements.

    Optic System:

    The Optic system is to complement the Rifle and should be ballistically matched to the stated ammunition nature and supplied barrel length.

    Alternative Individual Weapon System:

    As a complete system, the AIW system is expected to perform consistently regardless of its configuration, i.e. with or without a Signature Reduction Device fitted, across all operational scenarios.


    https://www.find-tender.service.gov....xY0p3H8GtvU3Ag
    Last edited by Slater; 07-30-21 at 21:00.

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    Love the range of value for the contract: Between £500,000 and £90,000,000

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    “The AIW system must be optimised to be used with a suppressor fitted as its primary configuration.”
    ….BUT….
    “The Signature Reduction System is to be detachable, to enable the operator to configure the Rifle System to meet operational requirements.”

    AND

    “As a complete system, the AIW system is expected to perform consistently regardless of its configuration, i.e. with or without a Signature Reduction Device fitted, across all operational scenarios.”

    Perhaps we’ll see a new AGB come of this.

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    This is where I expect somebody to say, "Buy a 6921 and an LPVO and get a life."
    You really have to ask why Conservatives have guns? Because Liberals block freeways, burn cities, throw Molotov cocktails, loot, turn over cop cars, and think this behavior is Socially Acceptable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondback View Post
    This is where I expect somebody to say, "Buy a 6921 and an LPVO and get a life."
    That might be a reasonable COA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondback View Post
    This is where I expect somebody to say, "Buy a 6921 and an LPVO and get a life."

    It is the UK so they would be cool with buying Deltons and Sig Romeo MSR's 🤣


    (Sarcasm) (Joke)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1168 View Post
    That might be a reasonable COA.
    Less opportunity for "experts" and "consultants" to grift, though.

    Seriously, UK MoD, this board can save you a BUNCH of cost and trouble on weps procurement if you just throw us a stipend and take our advice... we won't cost anywhere NEAR as much as most gov-sector alleged SME's.
    You really have to ask why Conservatives have guns? Because Liberals block freeways, burn cities, throw Molotov cocktails, loot, turn over cop cars, and think this behavior is Socially Acceptable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spooky1 View Post
    It is the UK so they would be cool with buying Deltons and Sig Romeo MSR's ��


    (Sarcasm) (Joke)
    If the proles can't have it the gov shouldn't either... give 'em NCStars riding Poverty Ponies.
    You really have to ask why Conservatives have guns? Because Liberals block freeways, burn cities, throw Molotov cocktails, loot, turn over cop cars, and think this behavior is Socially Acceptable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondback View Post
    If the proles can't have it the gov shouldn't either... give 'em NCStars riding Poverty Ponies.
    Hell yeah, sounds good to me.

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    It's funny, it's put out like it's a call for something new, or special.

    At least half the members of this board posses this EXACT weapon system!

    If not for the supressor aspect, I'd be included in that.

    It's no exaggeration.

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