Photo by Anette Ask / Forsvaret.

Photo Of The Day – We take a look at the Heckler & Koch HK417, a firearm that replaced the NM149 in the Norwegian Armed Forces. In the pictures below you can see the HK417 being used as a combination of a Sniper Rifle and a Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR).

Above you can see soldiers from the 2nd Battalion during their instrumented exercise in Rena.

Below: Sharpshooter at Porsangermoen military camp in Finnmark. Note the suppressor.

Photo by Preben Aursand / Forsvare

Below: The guards reconnaissance squad during an exercise mission. HK417 and a spotter with a Hensoldt.

Below: Norwegian Special Operation Commando during exercise Gemini 2017 in Norway.

Photo by Torbjørn Kjosvold / Forsvaret / Norwegian Defense

Below: The (now former) Chief of Defence, Admiral Haakon Bruun-Hanssen, participated in a live fire exercise with the 2nd Battalion, during a visit to the Norwegian Army.

Photo by Ole-Sverre Haugli / Forsvaret / Norwegian Defense

Below: Close to 300 soldiers from Telemark battalion, parts of the Norwegian Army’s rapid Reaction Force (QRF) and the Armored Battalion were in May of 2015 on an urban warfare exercise (Urban Viking/Urban Mink) in Marnehuizen, Netherland. (Sniper from the Armoured Battalion)

Photo by Anette Ask / Forsvaret / Norwegian Defense.

Below: Telemark Battalion during Joint Viking in Finnmark

Photo by Filip Østrem / Forsvaret / Norwegian Defense.

We hope you enjoyed all those HK417s. You can find the Norwegian Armed Forces website here: https://www.forsvaret.no/en




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