German Army rifles under scrutiny for accuracy problems

April 1, 2015 4:15 PM

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The German military is conducting a full assessment of the G36 assault rifle carried by its soldiers after reports of accuracy problems.

The German Ministry of Defense convened a military leadership council recently to obtain a rapid military technical assessment of a preliminary report on the G36 rifle, which has been in service with the German military since 1996, Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen said last Sunday.

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