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    I heard somewhere recently that the Dutch Military have adapted the Steyr AUG at the general issue assault rifle. Has anyone else heard more about this? Useful in Liberia if this is the case...


    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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    US Customs Service is also a Steyr user.
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    • #3
      The Dutch issue rifle is the Diemaco C7.



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      • #4
        I know there were some tan coloured Steyrs made for middle eastern countries but Im not sure if they were accepted for general service.

        Who else uses it as their Standard sidearm?
        Austria
        Australia
        New Zealand
        Falklands Defence force

        Anyone else?
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        • #5
          Saudi Arabia.

          The Dutch CISM rifle team spent a few days in Ireland about 10 years ago coaching a few of us in Kilcoran. We let them all fire the Steyr and ran a falling plates competition against them. They liked the Steyr and said that the Dutch army had tested it.
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          • #6
            Oman and Malaysia are supposed to have them as well.
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            • #7
              I definitely heard that some european country had adapted them. Could the dutch Marines be using a different personal weapon to the rest of the army?


              Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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              • #8
                No mention of it on the dutch MOD site, the army appears to use the Diemaco series, as does canada btw.
                "It is a general popular error to imagine that loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for it's welfare" Edmund Burke

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                • #9
                  Luxembourg and Saudi Arabia also use the Steyr

                  sorry,groundhog already mentioned the saudis. indonesia, tunisia and ecuador (dunno if thats spelled correctly) use the steyr as well by the way.

                  come-quickly are you sure the kiwis use them? i thought they used M-16A2's

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                  • #10
                    Kiwis use the Australian built steyr.


                    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                    • #11
                      It is also very popular in the movie world, anybody remember commando with arnie. Near the end when he tries to rescue "Jennieeee", the bad man, benidict has a steyr. There was also another film, some martial arts type film that used the steyr, cant remember the name though.

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                      • #12
                        Does anyone know how the Falklands Defence Force managed to get themselves equipped with the Styer, given the fact that the Brits (purely for pride and economic reasons it seems) insist on everyone but SF's using the flawed SA80 ?

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                        • #13
                          Because the Falklands are not part of the UK!

                          They are a self governing country under the protection of the United Kingdom. So therefore they are not part of the British Armed Forces. Whilst on the subject Ecuador also use the Steyr as do some paramilitaries in the Indonessian police.

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                          • #14
                            The FIDF only use the Steyr as an LMG. They use the SA80 as the standard issue rifle. Which confuses things even more..


                            Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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