- Royal Marines issued with more powerful rifle, replacing traditional SA80
- The commando unit which guards the Trident nuclear programme has been issued with a new type of rifle. The Canadian C8 Colt Carbine rifle has been issued to the Royal Marines of 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group, part of 3 Commando Brigade.
- UK Royal Marine unit ditches the SA80 for Colt C8
- A high-profile UK Royal Marine unit has been re-equipped with the Colt Canada C8 carbine to enhance its ability to protect the Royal Navy's nuclear deterrent submarine base and nuclear weapon convoys.
- See the new special forces rifle for elite Royal Marine protection unit
- An MoD spokesman said: "The SA-80 A2 is highly capable rifle which remains the individual infantry weapon of choice across the armed forces. This small procurement of C8 rifles is for a specialist role performed by the Royal Marines in 43 Commando" ...
- Royal Marines given the Jihadi stopper as standard rifles weren't deadly
- Elite troops from the 43 Commando battalion are now armed with the C8 Diemaco carbine rifle, the first sign of British troops ditching the traditional SA80.
- Toronto police to get military-style assault rifles
- Alex Payne, a spokesman for Colt Canada, told CBC News the C8 Carbine is a "fully- or semi-automatic assault weapon" and that "98 per cent" of their law enforcement customers purchase the semi-automatic version. The Toronto Police Service is the last ...
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