Heckler & Koch supplies more HK416 Assault Rifles to the Norwegian Armed Forces

    Did you know that the The Norwegian Armed Forces were the first customer to adopt the HK416 in the year of 2007?

    Norway now has an added appetite for firearms from Heckler & Koch, a hunger they share with many other European countries.

    The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency has awarded Heckler & Koch with a running order over three years, to supply the Norwegian Armed Forces with more HK416s.

    The deal is worth around 22 Million Euro, approximately 25 million USD.

    The cover photo is taken by Tore Ellingsen (Home Guard), showing a Norwegian home guard soldier with a HK416.

    Below a Norwegian Home Guard Soldier during an exercise in Lofoten, Norway. Photo by: Jesper Vigander Edwin.

    Heckler & Koch supplies HK416 Assault Rifles to the Norwegian Armed Forces

    08.01.2019
    Heckler & Koch has been entrusted by the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency with the Supply of HK416 Assault Rifle Sets for their Norwegian Armed Forces.

    The supply order will run over 36 months, beginning in 2019 and has an overall value of approximately 22 million Euro.

    The Norwegian Armed Forces was the first customer to adopt the HK416 in the year 2007.

    The HK416 is a modern and highly modular assault rifle platform for law enforcement and military users. Depending on the requirements it can be tailored to the demand of the user concerned without having to make concessions regarding the strict specifications made on accuracy and handling safety.

    Against the background of the political efforts aiming at the realization of a European safety and defense politics Heckler & Koch has for decades equipped many European Armies with a standard assault rifle.

    The most prominent users are Germany (G36), France (HK416AIF), Norway (HK416), Spain (G36), Lithuania (G36), Latvia (G36) and the UK (SA80A2/A3).

    Added to these is a very large number of military and police commando units having adopted one or several weapon models made by Heckler & Koch.

    Photo: Candidates during the field phase of the admission. By Øystein Vårdal / Forsvaret.

     

    About Heckler & Koch
    Heckler & Koch is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of small arms with firmly established roots in Germany. For more than 60 years, the company has been a reliable partner to security forces, the police and special forces of NATO and NATO-associated states. Heckler & Koch represents the highest of quality, as well as innovative products. Beyond this, Heckler & Koch is the only supplier of small arms to offer a comprehensive range of products incorporating pistols, machine pistols, assault rifles, precision rifles, machine guns, training systems, as well as 40 mm systems. Subsidiaries in the US, France and the UK form part of this internationally active group based in Oberndorf am Neckar in Germany.

    Source: Heckler & Koch IR

    For deeper information about the HK416 please check H&K’s product page.

    I am purely speculating now, but as the Norwegian HK416 is configured with Aimpoint CompM4:s it should mean there’s an additional need for those as well.

    Below: Photo by Per-Inge Johnsen / Forsvaret.

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics and sound suppressors. TCCC Certified medic.


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