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Posted: May 12 2008, 01:32 AM
You have way too much time on your hands ...
Member No.: 8
Joined: 10-April 07
New Rifles Delivered
Written by: Puabi Ninbanda
Translated by: Ekur Dagan
Dated: 29 Abu, 26,390
Yesterday the first Regiment to be equipped with the new DR-6 battle rifle finished their training on the new weapon and have returned to operational service. The 15th Lashub (Light Drop) Regiment based out of Uruk was the first Igimekalam (Republican Guard) unit to aquire the new rifles, replacing their old DR-2 rifles which had not yet been replaced by the DR-5. Comments from the soldiers have been positive thus far, with full conversion of the Igimekalam airborne forces stepping up as the 15th Lashub Regiment rotates into active duty again.
The 15th Lashub Regiment is the first Republican Guard infantry regiment to be converted into the new "minimal compromise" structure which calls for a limit on various calibers in light infantry units. The DR-6, along with it's 6.5mm round, have replaced 5mm and 7.5mm caliber weapons in both rifle, submachine gun, machine gun, and carbine roles. The 6.5mm round is slated to accompany the 10mm, 15mm, and 20mm calibers as standard infantry weapons in light forces, signifigantly reducing logistical strain and improving ammunition exchange capabilities.
Conversion of the remaining airborne forces to the new 6.5mm caliber DR-6 will take place over the next six months, with the remaining major Igimekalam unit conversions to follow over the next one to two years.