Thursday, July 3, 2014

G36 controversy continues

It seems like the G36 controversy has some fallouts. Zhukov from posted that

While he was reading

The German equivalent of the House Ways and Means Committee is now requiring that all contracts between industry and the defense ministry have to be reviewed and OKd by the committee. This includes contracts in low value (less than 25M Euros)

The problem continues to be the perceived massive inaccuracy afflicting the G36 when it gets hot - up to 7x the allowable deviation. There's a confidential report that basically questions investing 34M Euros in a rifle that "isn't sufficient to meet the requirement of the troops." There was a report that blamed certain lots of ammo, and it is not currently clear if it's the rifle or the ammo.