AZOV-Kharkiv unit armed with FN F2000 and FN SCAR rifles

Soldiers of the AZOV-Kharkiv unit with FN F2000 and FN SCAR rifles. May 2022
Soldiers of the AZOV-Kharkiv unit with FN F2000 and FN SCAR rifles. May 2022
© Photo: Nemichev Konstantin
Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Published: May 30 2022 at 05:22 pm

AZOV-Kharkiv Special Operations Unit has been officially formed in Kharkiv.

This is stated in the message of the Ukrainian military and political figure Nemichev Konstantin.

This is another of our combat units that will operate in the Kharkiv region and liberate the Kharkiv region from the Russian occupation forces.

Anatoliy Sydorenko has been appointed the unit's commander.

Soldiers of the Azov-Kharkiv unit. May 2022. Photo: Nemichev Konstantin

Fighters of the newly created AZOV-Kharkiv unit received FN F2000 and FN SCAR rifles.

FN SCAR - combat assault rifle for special operations forces - a weapon system developed by the American division of the Belgian company.

Fighter of the AZOV-Kharkiv unit with an FN F2000 rifle
Fighter of the AZOV-Kharkiv unit with an FN F2000 rifle. May 2022. Photo: Nemichev Konstantin

The basis of SCAR automation is a gas lock with a short stroke of a gas piston separate from the shutter frame. The upper half of the receiver is made of aluminum, the lower - of polymer.

The system includes: SCAR-L (caliber 5.56) and SCAR-H (caliber 7.62).

SCAR-L and SCAR-H rifles. Photos from open sources

Also, the Belgian assault rifle FN F2000 was developed by Fabrique Nationale de Herstal.

The weapon is designed to perform combat missions in modern local military conflicts. F2000 automation operates by removing powder gases, the barrel is closed by turning the shutter. Layout - bullpap.

Thanks to the patented scheme of frontal extraction of shotgun shells (shells fall out, practically, from the muzzle) solves the main problem of weapons of this layout - the inability to use weapons left-handed shooter due to the shot in the face.

Rifle FN F2000
Rifle FN F2000

Polymers are used as housing materials. The stream can be easily removed, in its place can be installed various additional modules: laser target, flashlight, 40-mm grenade launcher, "non-lethal" module M303, designed for firing capsules containing paint or tear gas. In the future, at the request of the customer, it is possible to install other modules.

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