Germany Has Announced It Would Replace the G36 Service Rifle

On 8 September, Katrin Suder, Germany’s State Secretary for Defence Procurement, announced to the Defense Committee of the German Parliament her intent to completely replace the Heckler & Koch G36 as the German Bundeswehr’s service rifle saying…

“the G36 was procured with a service life of 20 years in mind, which will be reached in 2016. Furthermore, the current forces’ requirements by far exceed the potential of modifications that could be made to the G36”.

The German MoD has set 2019 as the target date for its decision on a replacement service rifle.

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