Replacements for the A2.

#1
Won't be for a while but the SA80 will be binned eventually, so what should we be getting in its place?

If the financial climate allows, I say get Diameco C8s for all the regs and if THEY want to change weapons too, buy THEM a load of ACRs.
 
#3
Im ******* nails with my Galil with red dot sight on COD , ill have one of those please QM oh can i have it with my tiger stripe pattern as well cheers .
 
#5
Spud gun mk2?
 
#7
Be sensible, this is British military procurement we're talking about. The A2's replacement will weigh at least 20 kg and feature a 2 round mag.
 
#10
Won't be for a while but the SA80 will be binned eventually, so what should we be getting in its place?

If the financial climate allows, I say get Diameco C8s for all the regs and if THEY want to change weapons too, buy THEM a load of ACRs.
Get something that uses sensible ammunition like the SCAR-H.
 
#12
SA80A3

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How much has been spent on the development of the L85? To bring it up to A2 spec? Then throw in the development of the L86, L22 and the L98. And all the UORs such as ACOG, UGL and the other weaposn such as LMG and Sharpshooter?

SA80 family will be with us for a good while yet, surely another 10 years at least if not 20.
 

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#14
I'm not a fan of the SA80 family of weapons for reasons that are obvious to most readers. However I doubt if we will be in the Market to change for dime time. The SA80 and most other weapons systems are still using designs that are well over 50 years old When we do change I hope we will be looking at the next generation of small arms not just a incremental improvement on current technology.

OK I doubt if we will 'ray guns' although energy weapons are not impossible in the future but caseless ammo, rail gun launch, some as yet undreamed of propellent.

Added to that will hopefully be some useable non-lethal weapons suited to the asymetric battlefield.

Ihope that is the kind of research that bidding are doing.

Sent from my iPhone using ARRSE so please excuse fat fingers and slips of the keyboard.
 
#15
How much has been spent on the development of the L85? To bring it up to A2 spec? Then throw in the development of the L86, L22 and the L98. And all the UORs such as ACOG, UGL and the other weaposn such as LMG and Sharpshooter?

SA80 family will be with us for a good while yet, surely another 10 years at least if not 20.
Thats what I was hinting at, theres no way after all that investment they are going to dump it after ten years, I reckon they will try to develop it constantly much like the M-16 family
 
#16
Diameco contract runs out 2015.
I say get HK416 or variant of.
It's all well and good believing the HK hype and the future weapons TV program but when a Air Tech Crafty can break one on the range in ten mins of use then we really need to look at something a bit more squaddie proof. (And cheap coz we be mostly fooking skint at the moment.)
 
#18
AK47

Plenty about and going cheap.
 
#19
how about getting LMT to knock up a 5.56or 6mmish version of the sharpshooter.
they may only be a small company but by the time of the replacement 10 battalions is going to be a small order:(
 

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