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Latvian Reserves to receive G36s, FN MAGs

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on The Firearm Blog Rifles

Shepard Media has recently reported that the entire Latvian National Guard will soon be receiving a full fielding of 5.56x45mm NATO G36KVs infantry rifles and 7.62x51mm NATO KSP-58 medium machine guns (FN MAGs) from the Latvian National Armed Forces (NAF) to replace former AK-4 rifles (Swedish licensed G3s) within the National Guard. The Latvian National Guard currently already has a mixture of AK-4s and G36KVs, but this new fielding will completely replace AK-4s and ensure that the entire Latvian military contingent has G36KVs and KSP-58s across the board. These rifles come equipped with Aimpoint optics of a similar version to the red dot M68 CCO, mounted on the 12 o’clock picatinny optic rail.

The Latvian MoD, in addition to the Lithuanian MoD are both aware of the inherent issues with the Heckler & Koch G36 when it comes to the over-heating scandal that rocked the German defense industry in the…

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