German Police Won't Have To Destroy Their Haenel CR223 Rifles

German police departments who had previously selected Haenel’s CR223 won’t have to destroy their carbines following an earlier ruling by Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court in a patent infringement case. We initially reported on the court’s ruling late last year. Haenel have now released a statement explaining their position feeling that media reporting around the case has not been as nuanced as it should be, noting that “without question, this reporting has led to uncertainty among our customers.”

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BREAKING: German Court Rules Haenel Must Recall & Destroy CR223s

The Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court has ruled against C.G. Haenel’s appeal against the courts earlier decision that Haenel had infringed on Heckler & Koch’s patents. A statement was released by the Ministry of Justice of North Rhine-Westphalia that outlined the case and the courts ruling on 30 December.

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POTD: The Haenel CR223 with TopShot Competition Shooting Team

TFB has been running our very special Photo Of The Day for years, sharing great photos from around the world and the world of firearms. The subject of today’s photos is the German TopShot Competition Shooting Team and the Haenel CR223s they use for IPSC shooting competition. The sight above is made by Steiner Optics.

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POTD: Heckler & Koch MR223 versus C.G. Haenel CR223

If you’re a regular reader of this wonderful blog you’re surely aware that the C.G. Haenel MK556 won the German Army tender to replace G36. Then there were “some issues” and it didn’t, the Bundeswehr withdrew their order. After this Haenel had an investigation due to patent infringement allegations.

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[TFB GUNFEST] Haenel Bundeswehr Trials Rifle Imported As B&T 15 In Pistol Form

For readers that are familiar with the German Army rifle trials, and the Haenel piston operated rifle submission, a pistol version of that rifle is being imported by B&T. Haenel’s pistol version, dubbed the B&T 15 for the importation, should be available by mid-2021. The B&T 15 will feature 100 percent German-made parts and will have quite a few features over a standard AR-15 patterned rifle or pistol.

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BREAKING: C.G. Haenel MK556 Wins German Army Tender To Replace G36

After almost six decades with Heckler & Koch, the German Bundeswehr appears to have selected a new supplier for its assault rifle. TFB has followed the process closely and while the decision had been delayed we knew that a decision from the was due this autumn. We also knew that regardless of the outcome of the German Army’s choice the result would be of great importance for decades to come.

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New Haenel 300 Blackout (and FN SCAR-SC 300 Blackout)

In complete silence, the German company C.G. HAENEL GmbH have extended their product range with a rifle in 300 Blackout.

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New Haenel Defense CR308 at EnforceTac & IWA 2018

The Enforce TAC 2018 and IWA Outdoor Classics show 2018 is coming to Nurnberg as usual.

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Germany's Special Forces – The requirements for a new assault rifle are out

The BAAINBw (Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support) has released an order for new assault rifles for Germany’s Special Forces.

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Anti-terror package to the German Police, with more Haenel CR223 (AR15) and HK SFP9

The Saxony Police in Germany gets an Anit-Terror package from the Minister of Interior.

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The HK G36 is dead. Long live the G36! German Police buys it.

Following the terror attacks in Frankfurt, Hanover, Würzburg, Ansbach and Berlin it is clear that more and more of the regional German Police Forces are getting reinforcements in terms of 5,56×45 mm carbines.

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