Monday 15 July, 2024

Spanish special forces to receive Barrett M95 sniper rifles

An undisclosed unit in the Spanish Army is to receive 15 Barrett M95 .50 bolt-action sniper rifles according to reports. The total cost of the order is valued at €450K ($448K).

Neither the Spanish Ministry of Defense nor Barrett Firearms has disclosed any specifications on the rifle but it is most likely the M95 bolt-action rifle chambered in .50 BMG (12.7×99mm).

The Barrett M95 rifle is currently in service with Spanish Army and Navy special operations forces.

With an effective firing range of 1,800 meters, the M95 can engage targets out to 6,500+ meters.

The M95 rifles will be supplied by Northern Technologies Defense and overseen by the Spanish Army’s Logistics Support Command.

The order is expected to be finalised this month, with deliveries expected by the end of November.

M95 sniper rifle

Type:Bullpup anti-materiel sniper rifle
Country of origin:United States
Manufacturer:Barrett Firearms
Produced:1995 – present
In service:1997 – present
Users:Austria, Georgia, India, Italy, Jordan, Malaysia, Philippines, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Thailand
Weight:23.5 lbs (10.7 kg)
Length:45 in (114.3 cm)
Barrel length:29 in (73.7 cm)
Cartridge:.50 BMG (12.7×99mm)
Action:Bolt-action repeater
Magazine capacity:5 rounds
Effective range:1,800 m
Maximum range:6,500+ m
Muzzle velocity:2,800 feet per second
Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie is the founder and editor of Neil is also the editor of other online publications covering military history, defence and security. He can be found on Twitter: @NeilRitchie86.

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