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The new main rifle of the SDF-Army and the SDF-Navy, first and foremost the Regiment of SDF-Navy Troopers, replacing the Carbine, Automatic, Model 1966.

History

In 2000, the SDF-Army began to look for a replacement for the venerable, but old Carbine, Automatic, Model 1966, asking several companies in the Free Lands for their products for testing - half a dozen companies entered the contest, some with rifles from the 90s and Gabha being the one to present a new weapon from scratch, a weapon fit for the 21st century: The CAM 2000.

While none of the entries were, in the end, chosen, the SDF-Army made an order with Gabha for them to continue development of their new rifle. The first few rifles prototypes were handed over in 2002, being plagued by technical difficulties, not of the firing mechanisms, but of the magazine and the rails for additional optics. These issues were quickly solved, as well as a few other things added along the development, like the polygonal rifling, and, as testing with the troops began in 2007, the new rifle was as good as ready to be produced...

...until the SDF-Army changed the requirements in early 2008. Much of the technical aspects of the rifle could be kept, but not everything, and the design needed to be made shorter - the CAM 2008 Mark I was born from this, a bullup assault rifle, which found the approval of the SDF in no time, being adopted relatively easily and quickly.

In 2014, the SDF-Army requested a modification, namely an additional underslung rail, which was quickly adopted by Gabha and gave birth to the CAM 2008 Mark II. Since 2008, the CAM 2008 served well and with a good reputation amongst the troops, easy to use and maintain, hard hitting and reliable.

Mark I

The Carbine, Automatic, Model 2008 Mark I (CAM 2008-I) is the newest weapon of the SDF, currently being introduced after a long phase of testing. Suitable and useable in basically every environment, the CAM 2008-I is the ideal weapon for all carbine-related needs.

Design

The CAM 2008-I is a short-stroke gas-operated automatic weapon with a rotating bolt, ensuring both light weight and safety while operating, as well as precision when firing. Said precision can be enhanced by sights to be mounted instead of the simple iron sights. As such, the CAM 2008-I can be used in many different roles then just as an assault rifle. Being capable of being fired in full auto, semi automatic and in three round burst, all by the switch of a thumb on the selectors on either side of the pistol grip, certainly helps, too.

One of the most remarkable features is the polygonal rifling used on the barrel, which makes the barrel thicker and more resistant to the stress of firing a bullet, allows for more of the combustion gases to stay behind the bullet and propel it forward as it travels forward, making the bullet go faster, reduces the buildup of bullet remains inside the barrel and therefore easier to maintain, or it makes the barrel, in short, better.

Materials used include, but are not limited to, a carbon-fibre reinforced polymer for the receiver group (coming in black, dark green or any camouflage pattern wished by the customer) and a barrel of cold forged stainless steel, as is much of the internal mechanisms.

Mark II

The Carbine, Automatic, Model 2008 Mark II (CAM 2008-II) is the newest weapon of the SDF, currently being introduced after a long phase of testing. Suitable and useable in basically every environment, the CAM 2008-I is the ideal weapon for all carbine-related needs.

Design

The CAM 2008-II is a short-stroke gas-operated automatic weapon with a rotating bolt, ensuring both light weight and safety while operating, as well as precision when firing. Said precision can be enhanced by sights to be mounted instead of the simple iron sights. As such, the CAM 2008-II can be used in many different roles then just as an assault rifle. Being capable of being fired in full auto, semi automatic and in three round burst, all by the switch of a thumb on the selectors on either side of the pistol grip, certainly helps, too.

One of the most remarkable features is the polygonal rifling used on the barrel, which makes the barrel thicker and more resistant to the stress of firing a bullet, allows for more of the combustion gases to stay behind the bullet and propel it forward as it travels forward, making the bullet go faster, reduces the buildup of bullet remains inside the barrel and therefore easier to maintain, or it makes the barrel, in short, better.

The CAM 2008-II has an underslung rail beneath the barrel for mounting additional equipment like underslung grenade launchers.

Materials used include, but are not limited to, a carbon-fibre reinforced polymer for the receiver group (coming in black, dark green or any camouflage pattern wished by the customer) and a barrel of cold forged stainless steel, as is much of the internal mechanisms.

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