German arms developer Heckler & Koch has received a contract to supply NATO-standard light weapons to the Luxembourg Armed Forces.
The 8.4-million euro ($9.3 million) award orders the HK416 A7 5.56×45-millimeter assault rifle in 11 and 14.5-inch barrel variants.
Luxembourg has also opted for HK417 A2 7.62×51-millimeter assault rifles and HK269 40-millimeter grenade launchers.
Deliveries are scheduled for completion by 2024.
Luxembourg’s Defense Modernization
The agreement supports the Luxembourg military’s efforts to transition from its aging Steyr AUG bullpup assault rifles.
This approach enables the country to equip its soldiers with “mission-proven quality products” already employed by other NATO members.
In 2022, Luxembourg and NATO signed a $367 million agreement to replace the country’s protected response and high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles.
The contract purchased 80 command liaison and reconnaissance vehicles of the latest military standards.
The same year, Luxembourg partnered with aerospace firm Virgin Orbit to plan the development of flexible mobile infrastructures supporting the country’s Defence Space Strategy.
Among the proposed projects is the Luxembourg-based LauncherOne flexible launch platform usable by NATO partners and neighboring countries.