The Japanese Ministry of Protection (MoD) has chosen German firearm producer Heckler & Koch HK G28 E2 anti-personnel sniper rifles for the Japan Floor Self-Protection Power (JGSDF). The G28 is a navy model of the civilian semi computerized competitors rifle MR308 as a stopgap for the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) deployment to the Warfare in Afghanistan. World open-source intelligence firm Janes reported Japan’s Floor Workers Workplace introduced the procurement of 900 G28 E2 snipers to interchange the in-service M24A2 sniper rifle. The variety of firearms to be procured in 2024 represents solely the primary batch of the full order, and selections relating to the remaining batches can be determined after the supply of the primary batch.

Heckler & Koch HK G28 E2 Sniper Rifles (Picture by Heckler & Koch)

The Heckler & Koch HK G28 sniper rifle is meant to increase efficient vary of infantry hearth towards enemy personnel past capabilities of the usual situation 5,56mm NATO assault rifles and lightweight machine weapons. The semi-automatic G28 is chambered for 7.62×51mm NATO and has a manufacturing unit warrantied accuracy of 45 mm dispersion at 100 meters (0.45 mil or 1.5 moa) when fired with 10 rounds utilizing OTM/HPBT/Sierra Match King ammunition. The G28 options STANAG 4694 NATO Accent Rails which can be backwards-compatible with the STANAG 2324/MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rails. The higher receiver is created from metal as an alternative of HK’s aluminium alloy. Roughly 75% of the components are interchangeable with the HK417. There are two totally different variations of the G28: G28 E2 (Customary) with a Schmidt & Bender 3–20×50 PM II and the G28 E3 (Patrol) with Schmidt & Bender 1–8×24 PM II.


Heckler & Koch HK G28 E2 Sniper Rifle
Heckler & Koch HK G28 E2 Sniper Rifle – Customary (Picture by Heckler & Koch)

As a basic DMR (Designated Marksman Rifle) in calibre 7.62 mm x 51 NATO, the G28 ensures series-reproducible accuracy degree of max. 1.5 MOA with 10 rounds of precision ammunition at 100 metres. The semi-automatic rifle is designed for an efficient fight vary of as much as 800 metres. In exact suppressive hearth, the engagement distance is round 1000 metres. The G28 due to this fact covers the vary between assault rifle and sniper rifle. As well as, because of the prolonged barrel nut and the double handguard mount, the G28 DMR system presents a backlash-free and precisely becoming receiver connection to stop zero shifting of tactical sighting equipment. Mixed with the adjustable gasoline port, all of the stipulations for unrestricted evening fight and silencing functionality are given – decisive options for having the ability to dominate at present’s battlefields.

Heckler & Koch HK G28 E2 Sniper Rifle
Heckler & Koch HK G28 E2 Sniper Rifle – Patrol (Picture by Heckler & Koch)

The G28 system is designed to allow navy and police consumer teams to function with precision, in probably the most adversarial situations, towards single targets or towards technical targets comparable to surveillance cameras, mild sources and the optics of on-board weapons on fight autos. In its fundamental configuration, the precision rifle is provided with a telescopic sight with 3x to 20x magnification. The red-dot sight mounted on high serves as a aiming assist for quicker goal acquisition past 100 metres. For distances beneath the 100 metre restrict, the red-dot sight can be utilized for shut fight. No matter using particular precision ammunition, the G28 ensures excessive ammunition compatibility with standardised NATO ammunition sorts. To enhance the G28 base weapon, Heckler & Koch presents a predefined conversion equipment for the G28 Patrol configuration. This can be tailored at any time on the buyer’s request.