Netherlands Sends Sniper Rifles to Face Russia


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The Dutch government will send military equipment to Ukraine including sniper rifles and helmets to defend against possible Russian attacks. The Dutch Foreign Ministry said the only lethal weaponry that the Dutch government would send to Ukraine consisted of 100 sniper rifles with 30,000 rounds of ammunition.

The Netherlands will also supply 3,000 combat helmets and 2,000 armored vests “for personal protection of vital body parts”, the ministry said.

The Netherlands will further supply 30 metal detectors, two robots to detect sea mines, two battlefield surveillance radars and five weapons location radars that help troops know where fire is coming from.

Earlier in January, the German government said it would not send weapons to Ukraine, but offered to send 5,000 helmets in exchange. The move was denounced as an “absolute joke” by Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko.

The Netherlands has developed close ties with Ukraine after the tragedy of plane MH17 in 2014, when a Malaysia Airlines flight flying from Amsterdam, the Netherlands was shot down over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 people on board, 196 of them Dutch

Accuracy International AWM

Accuracy International AWM

one of sniper rifle is Accuracy International AWM (Arctic Warfare Magnum or AI-Arctic Warfare Magnum). Has 1203 yard Effective distance and 2,475m maximum firing range, Barrel length 26 inch with typically denotes AWM rifles chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum. Approximately 936 m/s Muzzle velocity will give big impact to target.

On 9 September 2012, Accuracy International announced that the .338 Lapua Magnum AWM rifle was phased out and replaced by the Accuracy International AXMC sniper rifle.

Accuracy International Arctic Warfare

Or Accuracy International AXMC sniper rifle. is a bolt-action sniper rifle designed and manufactured by the British company Accuracy International. It has proved popular as a civilian, police, and military rifle since its introduction in the 1980s. The rifles have some features that improve performance in very cold conditions (which gave the rifle its name) without impairing operation in less extreme conditions.

Generally fitted with a Schmidt & Bender Police & Military II (PM II) telescopic sight with fixed or variable magnification. Variable telescopic sights can be used if the operator wants more flexibility to shoot at varying ranges, or when a wide field of view is required. Accuracy International actively promotes fitting the German-made Schmidt & Bender PM II product line as sighting components on their rifles, which is rare for a rifle manufacturer.

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Barrett M82

Developed by the American company Barrett Firearms Manufacturing use chambering of the .50 BMG 12.7×99mm NATO cartridge, with an attached muzzle brake (designed to accept a suppressor, and made out of titanium instead of steel). The M82A2 is no longer manufactured, though the XM500 can be seen as its successor. Despite being designated as an anti-materiel rifle, the M82 can also be deployed as an anti-personnel system

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