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Country Of Origin Belgium
In Service Trials
Used By USA
Wars None
Effective Range 450m
Maximum Range 500m
Weight 3.29 to 3.58kg
Cartridge 5.56mm or 7.62mm
Rate of Fire 600-650 RPM.

The SCAR (Special Combat Assault Rifle) is available in two calibres, and in versions for short and long range combat. It emerged as the winner of a US SOCOM competition to find a new rifle for special forces begun in 2003. Other competitors included entries by Colt and the Robinson Arms XCR. Heckler and Koch had submitted the XM8 as a general issue replacement for the M4 and M16 for the US Army, but the program was cancelled.