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The French armed forces seem to procure the FN SCAR-H PR in caliber 7.62 mm x 51 as a semi-automatic sniper rifle "Fusil de précision semi-automatique (FPSA) ". The report French Defense media, citing good sources.

The French defense procurement agency DGA had brought the tendering over 2,600 semi-automatic sniper rifles on the road in the summer 2018th Likewise, 1,800 intensifier and 1000 thermal imaging devices were advertised. The new weapon is to replace in the French armed forces, the previously used telescopic rifle FR-F2.

The French armed forces seem to procure the FN SCAR-H PR in caliber 7.62 mm x 51 as a semi-automatic sniper rifle "Fusil de précision semi-automatique (FPSA)". (Photo: FN Herstal)

The scope of the FPSA comes from Schmidt & Bender, while the Belgian company OIP Sensor Systems supplies night vision optics. The belonging to the Israeli company Elbit-Systems Company offers the visors TIGRIS IL and IR and IRBIS.

The FN SCAR-H PR already used in Lithuania, Belgium and Portugal as a semi-automatic sniper rifle. The US special forces perform a version of the FN SCAR-H PR as MK20 Sniper Support Weapon.

Jan-Phillipp Weisswange