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Portuguese Army to receive modern assault rifles and light machine guns

The Portuguese Army will soon receive modern rifles, grenade launchers and machine guns under a recent contract award to Belgium-based FN Herstal.

NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has announced a contract to Belgium-based FN Herstal for the supply of assault rifles and light machine guns to the Portuguese Army.

According to NSPA’s statement, the contract signing was executed by the NSPA General Manager, Mr Peter DOHMEN with Mr. Nicolas de Gottal, Sales Director of FN Herstal Company.

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This award follows a competitive tender and a comprehensive technical and commercial evaluation conducted in close cooperation with the Portuguese Army. This high-level signature ceremony was held with NSPA, FN Herstal and Herstal Group top management representatives at NSPA Headquarters in Luxembourg.

“This award, by its magnitude, is a major milestone for the Agency in the domain of the supply of this type of equipment to the Alliance armed forces,” said in a statement.

The contract includes the manufacture and supply of 5.56mm and 7.62mm NATO caliber FN SCAR® assault rifles, FN40GL grenade launchers, MINIMI® 5.56 and 7.62 Mk3 Tactical light machine guns, and all related accessories.

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