Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) has announced a request for tender to purchase two types of precision rifles. They call one of the rifles Precision Rifle Short (PRS) which must be a semi-auto rifle chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO. The second one is called Precision Rifle Medium (PRM) and must be chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum.
The action type for the .338 LM rifle is not specified which either means it is obvious to them that it must be a bolt action rifle or they left a room for suggestions. For both rifles, there are some general requirements. Particularly, the rifles must be ergonomic, lightweight, fitted with NATO accessory rails, must be able to do quick follow-up shots and be capable to “defeat targets” at 800 and 1200 meters for 7.62 and .338 rifles respectively. Probably, the requirements are yet to be clarified. Otherwise, most of them don’t sound like actual technical specifications. For example, what does the expression “defeat targets” mean?
The companies desiring to submit their rifles for this tender must provide two of each rifles along with accessories, documentation, technical support and 300 rounds of both 7.62x51mm NATO and .338 Lapua Magnum ammunition. The rifles must also come equipped with bipods, spare magazines, suppressors, hard cases, and other accessories. The tender terms require having a muzzle brake on the PRM rifle and a flash hider on PRS.
The total cost of the contract is expected to be 9 million Danish Krones which is roughly equal to $1,424,000. The subject of purchase is not only the rifles but also spare parts, repair services as well as education and training services.
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