Well that took longer than I expected
Heckler & Koch is suing CG Haenel for alleged Intellectual Property infringement. Consequently, the German government has cancelled the contract in what may well be a case of buyer’s remorse.
Last month, the German Defense Ministry announced a contract award to CG Haenel for 120,000 of the rifles to replace the G36 manufactured by Heckler & Koch.
This sent shockwaves through the small arms industry as H&K had provided rifles for the German Army since the 1950s.