Nos tireurs d’élite auront bientôt un nouveau fusil de précision : nous venons d’en commander 2620 qui arriveront dans les forces dès 2020. De jour comme de nuit, ces fusils permettent des tirs jusqu’à une distance de 800 mètres. pic.twitter.com/enrQyS4lOu
— Florence Parly (@florence_parly) January 6, 2020
The tweet (machine translated) reads:
Our snipers will soon have a new sniper rifle: we have just ordered 2620 which will arrive in the forces from 2020. Day and night, these rifles allow shooting up to a distance of 800 meters.
Today, the French Army have also shared a video introducing the new FPSA with a run down of its features and some footage from the range:
For more information on the French Army’s newest precision rifle (although perhaps filling more of a Designated Marksman Role) you should check out Eric’s excellent in-depth write up, for full details on the new rifle and its set up.