Two Giant Weapons Manufacturers Partnered for Bundeswehr
Austrian Steyr Mannlicher and German Rheinmetall Defence companies partnered to offer another contender for the German Armed Forces’ pursuit of new assault rifle to replace its Heckler and Koch G36s. The RS556’s design is based on Steyr's STM556 rifle however with some enhancements. Reportedly, RS556 has a variety of barrel length options, enabling the weapon to be configured as a storm gun, a machine gun or a light machine gun, and its barrel can be replaced without any tools within seconds. Thanks to its anti-corrosive Mannox coating, the rifle also works without gun oil.
NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. (December 16, 2021) An MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), assigned to Unmanned Patrol Squadron 19 (VUP-19), sits on the flight line at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Dec. 16, 2021. VUP-19, the Navy’s first Triton squadron, will continue to maintain and operate the aircraft off the East Coast to further develop the concept of operations and refine tactics, techniques, and procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan T. Beard/ Released)