Made by HK. So its British (!) Looks like A Pulse Rifle out of 'Aliens'. First component of a future modular system, to include grenade launcher, shotgun, DVD player and toaster. Shoots loads of bullets, fast and accurate. Ambidextrous, with high capacity mags and LMG type variants. Look! http://www.hk-usa.com/pages/military-le/rifles-carbines/xm8.html Huh? How about that. Hands up we replace our rifle with the same one as our primary allies? That's built by the Germans in a company we own? Hmmm?