Estonia opens tender for supply 11 000 new assault rifles

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The Estonian Centre for Defence Investment has announced a tender for the purchase of new automatic 5.56 mm and 7.62 mm calibre small arms and associated equipment for the country’s 1st and 2nd infantry brigades.

That was reported by err.ee.

Under the tender, the Estonian armed forces are planning to sign a five-year framework agreement (which could be extended) for the manufacture and delivery of around 11,000 new rifles and associated accessories worth an estimated EUR 75 million (USD85 million).

Between 2018 and 2021, some 11,000 automatic weapons are anticipated to be acquired, with the envisioned purchase of an additional 18,000 units up to 2024.


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