Lithuania Adopts FN SCAR-H Precision Rifle (7.62mm)

Lithuania’s Ministry of Defense has purchased $3.9 million worth of the designated marksmen version of the FN SCAR-H rifle, the SCAR-H PR, along with Schmidt & Bender optics. While they will not say how many were ordered, my guess based on the contract value, would be about 750. Defense News reports

Lithuania’s Ministry of Defense has ordered FN SCAR-H PR semi-automatic rifles for the country’s armed forces. The 7.62 mm rifle is produced by Belgian arms manufacturer FN Herstal.

The contract is worth 9.6 million litas (US $3.9 million), the ministry said in a statement. Deliveries of the weapons are scheduled to begin in 2014.

The FN SCAR-H PR rifles will be supplied to the Lithuanian land forces. The weapons are to be fitted with rifle scopes made by German manufacturer Schmidt & Bender. The amount of rifles ordered was not disclosed by the ministry.

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  • Bitchin’ 😀

  • IXLR8

    The rifle pictured has a 3 prong flash hider instead of the PWS brake installed on U.S. semi auto SCAR 17’s.
    I can’t think of a better choice for a rifle.

  • MZupcak

    Excellent choice. All they need are some 7.62mm suppressors.

  • Lance

    Probably adopted for there Special Forces.

  • DiverEngrSL17K

    The Lithuanians appear to have really done their homework with due diligence. I agree with MZupcak and IXLR8 — a first-rate choice.

    The SCAR-17 is a truly worthy successor to the FAL in the long line of FN-made rifles.

  • MOG

    Round them up with the 5.56 NATO, pick them off with the 7.62 NATO.

  • Charles Applegate

    Those cost $5200 a piece? Ye gods!