Yes. It went to Heckler and Koch which also meant that it breached the confidentiality agreement with FN Herstal (who designed it) that stipulated that the design drawings and specifications not be made available to any party outside of the UK.
Britain is probably the only major nation in europe that buys its small arms exclusively from overseas manufacturers - having destroyed its own manufacturing base.
The mind boggles! If it was not for the fact that this kit is so seriously needed where it matters it would be a good thing that the spams have said no. The clowns responsible for this debacle have got to learn that they can't just run to Uncle Sam to put a sticking plaster on every time they make aclusterf@ck.
What sort of tinpot logistics have we got where we even notice that we are short of 400 50cals. We should have 1000s of them spare.