As reported altair.com.pl, the main theme of the exhibition of manufacturers of small guns EnforceTac 2014 in Nuremberg was announced in late February, the Office of Purchasing Bundeswehr, information technology and support operation (BAAINBw — Bundesamt fur Ausrustung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr) tender for the purchase of sniper rifles chambered for 8.6? 70 (.338 Lapua Magnum) for shooting at medium distances. As they get Bundeswehr designation G29 (Scharfschutzenwaffe mittlere Reichweite Gewehr G29).
The new gun is designed to supplement and eventually substitute existing rifles G22 (Accuracy International AWM) chambered for 7.62 h67 (0,300 Winchester Magnum). The estimated contract price is 2.29 million euros.
Will be purchased in the general difficulties 124 rifle. Nine of them will be sent for tests: 5 — 2014 4 — 2015. For the tests to be bought 33 thousand and 16 thousand rounds of ammunition stores. Other 115 rifles in full combat configuration will be delivered in 2016.
One of the candidates for the newest rifle for the German army is considered 8.6 mm Haenel RS9 (pictured).