Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



MILTECH
Lithuania acquires sniper rifles
by Richard Tomkins
Vilnius, Lithuania (UPI) Nov 8, 2016


disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only

Lithuania's military has received new British-made sniper rifles which will be distributed to troops by the end of the year.

The weapons are AXMC sniper rifles manufactured by Accuracy International Ltd under a contract worth more than $1.4 million.

The AXMC rifles can use either .338 Lapua Magnum or .308 Win ammunition through a barrel change, even in field conditions.

The Lithuanian Land Force previously did not have sniper rifles and used an FN SCAR-H PR semi-automatic precision rifles instead. AXMC sniper rifles double the effective range of the FN's 1,968 feet.

"Accuracy International of the United Kingdom cherishes old traditions of weapon making and is respected worldwide," said MSgt. Ernestas Kuckailis, an expert of sniper and precision rifles with Juozas Lukša Warfare Training Center, Lithuanian Land Force. "The weapons it manufactures are of high quality and reliability in any conditions, including arctic or desert.

AXMC rifle has a powerful Kahles sight and night vision. The new weapon will allow Lithuanian Land Force personnel destroy targets at nearly 1.5-kilometere [nearly 1 mile] distance both during the day and at night."


Comment on this article using your Disqus, Facebook, Google or Twitter login.


Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once


credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly


paypal only

.


Related Links
The latest in Military Technology for the 21st century at SpaceWar.com






Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Previous Report
MILTECH
DARPA extends EW contract work by BAE Systems
Nashua, N.H. (UPI) Nov 4, 2016
BAE Systems' work on a U.S. military project for adaptive radar countermeasures for airborne electronic warfare systems has been extended. The extension for Phase 3 of the Adaptive Radar Countermeasures project was issued by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and is worth $13.3 million. "The Phase 3 award from DARPA recognizes the progress our team delivered at th ... read more


MILTECH
US general says missile system in S. Korea in 8-10 months

Yemen rebel missile shot down near Mecca: coalition

US to deploy missile defense to South Korea 'soon'

China, Russia blast US missile defence at regional forum

MILTECH
USS Carl Vinson test-fires Rolling Airframe Missile, Phalanx

Is China's new short-range missile system designed to compete with Iskander

Raytheon receives Rolling Airframe Missile contract modification

BAE receives max $600 million U.S. Navy contract for laser-guided rockets

MILTECH
A remote-controlled drone helps in designing future wireless networks

U.S. Navy's first drone squadron stands up

Iraqi forces battle car bombs with commercial drones

China to export CH-5 drone

MILTECH
NATO contracts for satellite services

Unfurlable mesh reflectors deploy on 5th MUOS satellite

Ultra Electronics, GigaSat becomes channel partner for Milspace comms in Indonesia

Airbus DS awarded contract for Maritime Network Evolution with the UK MoD

MILTECH
Lithuania acquires sniper rifles

DARPA extends EW contract work by BAE Systems

Lasers, hybrid power for Army's next-gen combat vehicle, experts say

Ceradyne producing next-gen helmets, body armor

MILTECH
U.S. Foreign Military Sales hit $33.6 billion for 2016

After State Dept. blocks the sale, Rodrigo Duterte cancels order for 26,000 U.S. M16s

UK ex-minister says MoD misled him over Saudi arms deal

Turkish foreign minister hits back at 'weak' Iraq PM

MILTECH
Hollande, Trump agree to try 'clarify positions'

UN chief confident Trump will drop rhetoric, show leadership

Isolationist Trump stokes NATO defence fears

US reinforcingtroops in Europe as planned

MILTECH
Light drives single-molecule nanoroadsters

Nanostructures made of pure gold

Shedding light on the formation of nanodroplets in aqueous

'Pressure-welding' nanotubes creates ultrastrong material




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News






The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement