Spanish Army Bought Italian Benelli M4 Semi-automatic Tactical Shotguns
The Spanish military has purchased a batch of 78 M1 semi-automatic shotguns from the corporate Beretta Benelli Ibérica. The Headquarters for Financial Affairs of the Military Logistics Assist Command (MALE) is the physique answerable for the tender via a negotiated process with publicity and easy processing. The precise funds is 208,107 euros together with taxes. The value per piece with out VAT is 2205 euros. The batch might be delivered earlier than November 30 this yr.
The Benelli M4 is a semi-automatic shotgun produced by Italian firearm producer Benelli Armi SpA, and the final of the “Benelli Tremendous 90” collection of semi-automatic shotguns. The M4 makes use of a proprietary motion design referred to as the “auto-regulating gas-operated” (ARGO) system, which was created particularly for the weapon. The weapon was designed in 1998, and was adopted by the armed forces of Italy, america, United Kingdom, amongst others, and has been utilized in quite a lot of conflicts, main as much as the current day.
Moreover, the weapon is self-regulating to be used with shotshells of various lengths and energy ranges. It may well fireplace 2.75 in (70 mm) and three in (76 mm) shells of differing propellant hundreds with none operator changes and in any mixture. Low-power rounds, reminiscent of less-lethal baton rounds, should be cycled manually. The sights are military-style ghost rings and are adjustable within the subject utilizing solely the rim of a shell. The MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail on prime of the receiver permits the usage of each standard optical sights and night-vision gadgets.
The modular foundation of the shotgun means a lot of its options may be reconfigured as wanted. It permits a consumer to rapidly trade the assorted meeting teams (barrel, buttstock, forend, and so forth.) with out the usage of extra instruments. Preliminary testing of the M4 suggests a excessive stage of reliability. It may well reliably operate for not less than 25,000 rounds with out the substitute of any main elements. The metal parts of the weapon characteristic a matte black phosphate corrosion-resistant end whereas the aluminum elements are matte hard-anodized.
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