Libyan Special Forces Adopt Arsenal AR-M9F assault rifles

    N.R. Jenzen-Jones writes that the Libyan 11th ‘Lightning’ Battalion, a special operations light infantry battalion, have procured  Arsenal AR-M9F AK rifles chambered in 5.56x45mm  …

    The image above shows members of Libya’s 11th ‘Lightning’ Battalion special forces armed with Arsenal AR-M9F assault rifles, in 5.56 x 45 calibre. The 11th Bn has ‘rapid response’ duties, as well as conducting close personal protection (CPP) details. From what I have seen so far, the first images of these rifles in their hands surfaced in May this year, however they may well have been delivered earlier.

    Just before the revolution Russia was going to supply AK-103 rifles to Libya. Kalashnikov Concern won’t be happy that the Bulgarians scored this contact.

    Steve Johnson

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