SOCOM abandoned Mk-16 SCAR

Previously-fielded carbines replaced the SCAR
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U.S. military's Special Operations Command has abruptly decided to abandon the new SOCOM Combat Assault rifle – the "SCAR,"

U.S. military's Special Operations Command has abruptly decided to abandon the new SOCOM Combat Assault rifle – the "SCAR."

In a surprising reversal that follows years of effort to design a one-of-a-kind commando rifle, the U.S. military's Special Operations Command has abruptly decided to abandon the new SOCOM Combat Assault rifle – the "SCAR," as the rifle is commonly known – in favor of previously-fielded carbines.

Unlike many currently fielded 5.56x45mm rifles, controllability under recoil is a hallmark of the MK 16, allowing the operator to readily engage targets with multiple well-aimed rounds. The MK 16 has been tested and fielded with U.S. Armed Forces.

Unlike many currently fielded 5.56x45mm rifles, controllability under recoil is a hallmark of the MK 16, allowing the operator to readily engage targets with multiple well-aimed rounds. The MK 16 has been tested and fielded with U.S. Armed Forces. It adds the same innovation, modularity, and adaptability as the MK 17, only in a smaller caliber.

Details provided on the Military.com website reveals that SOCOM, the Tampa-based command that oversees the training and equipping of SEALs, Green Berets, Air Force Special Tactics Teams and Marine SOC groups, will stop purchasing the 5.56 mm Mk-16 Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle and might require all units who now have them to turn the new weapons back into the armory.

Further details are provided on the website www.kit-up.military.com.

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