MANILA (PNA) -- The Philippine Navy (PN) announced that it will be acquiring 7.62mm sniper rifles for its Marine units.
The weapons will be fitted with the advanced M-40 platform which includes sophisticated sights and scopes, enabling Marine marksmen to detect and engage enemy targets at long ranges.
The weapon will replaced existing M-14 sniper rifles currently being used by Marine units.
PN vice commander Rear Admiral Caesar Taccad said the 7.62mm sniper rifles will also enhanced the capability of the Marine Scout snipers to acquire, observe, precisely engage and neutralize enemy targets from 800 meters and higher.
Taccad declined to comment on how many 7.62mm sniper rifles will be acquired for security reasons.
The PN vice commander also said that the weapon is now for "amendment of letter and offer acceptance".