All previous issues that have cropped up with Bullpups are solved of which only two have ever been of significance
Left/Right Ejection - see Tavor, Beretta ARX 160, GD NGR/NGSW, Desert Tech MDR, Radom GROT
Length of of pull, see GD NGR/NGSW
As for trigger pull, see Tavor and Desert Tech, and some excellent after market solutions developed Stateside. Or you can take the EM2 solution and put the sear at the front rather than the rear
I dont think it will be any great improvement on the 5.56 ,by the time they`ve updated their 5.56 M4`s to take 6.8mm which was / is the plan they may as well have a new rifle , will an M4 withstand the extra recoil? if they continue with direct impingement it will soon get very hot and full of crud , + most of the NATO countries intend staying with 5.56 .
It would have been smarter to further develop 5.56 ammunition like European ammunition manufacturers have rather than going bigger/heavier/ more expensive.
Whether or not the SA80 can be fired from the left or right shoulder (and current CQB drills as practice have firing from both left and right) in the context of my post.irrelevant as the SA80 cannot be fired from the left shoulder.
and one of the key reasons the Royal Marines adopted the C8?
The major tactical restrictions that placed on them in CQB.
Oh those cheeky Chinese/Russians and their fishing emails. 5 pages of the British mindset on bangsticks (allowing that most posters are either never served civvies [moi] or 10-30 years out of date on the current position).I just had the following info on a trade email ....
"I am now in direct communication with the Infantry Trials and Development Unit who are at the very early stages of looking for the replacement for the SA80 and other military firearm systems. It is my ambition to ensure that the Armed Forces have the very best future capabilities and I look to be able to better connect the Trade with such opportunities. Whether you are already a major supplier or have specialist innovation talents, please let me know so that I can ensure you are kept up to date with requirements."
Interesting , what`s the betting everyone will get a HK416 IN 5-10 years?