HK416 production suspended

    UPDATE: The Tactical Wire got it wrong. Production was not halted.
    Tactical Wire claims that significant problems with the HK416 have been uncovered and production has been halted:

    The Tactical Wire has learned from very reliable sources that the US military has encountered significant problems with H&K Model 416s in combat conditions. HK has suspended production pending an internal investigation and inspection of that weapon system.

    Very interesting if true. I previously reported that Norwegian soldiers were having problems with their HK416s.

    Thanks to Ed Friedman for alerting me to this.

    UPDATE: In response to jdun1911: I don’t think this is an Aprils fools joke:


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