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What I want to know is has anyone ever heard of any SA80 sales to other countries???
The SA 80 Individual Weapon is made by Heckler and Koch (UK) and fires NATO standard 5.56 x 45mm ammunition; and has been in service with the JDF since 1992.
Originally posted by BillyTheCat
No it wasn't originally a 5.56mm chambered weapon.
I believe that the bullpup was going to be chambered for the 7.62mm NATO round, which the US was using at the time.
As I said it was a political decission - a UK designed and built weapon for the UK military.
Originally posted by Teh_Gerbil
Ah, yes, 4.85. Sorry.
5.56 AK derivative? AK-74 anyone? And the new Chinese rifle is being exported with 5.56 capacity, and its a bullpup! Awesomeness!