Overall it is a good weapon, but in my opinion a jamming gun ALWAYS is a problem no matter how fast you can solve the problem. Some of the most serious problems are being addressed, such as a new type of magazine (2nd time they change it) and the use of a new kind of plastic for the internal parts. Most problems occur when the gun (as it was/is) is being used in a hot and dusty climate. In central Europe it works much better. Hopefully the updates will fix this.
With regards to the specific procedure to clear a "heavy jam": Mostly a similar procedure as used with the FNC does the trick, however if it has to been taken apart and shaken upside down, there always is a chance that both parts are completely separated, witch makes you loose even more time.
Like with everything the F2000 has some problems in its initial phase, as long as FN is willing to fix them and they continue to get feedback DIRECTLY from the users (not via a complicated chain of command) I'm confident all problems will be solved at the end of the day.
I wonder how come nearly every Western armor has optical sights on its rifles but the Belgians barely ever do.
I know the OMLT teams aren't really lacking equipement. Is this personal preferrence or is it lack of avaiable sigths?
Photos of Belgian Forces in Kosovo - BELKOS 32 - December 2009
(Sorry about the google translation)
Word of the detachment commander Since early December, the BELKOS Detachment 32 was deployed to northern Kosovo, in the town of Mitrovica.
Mainly from 2ème/4ème Regiment of Chasseurs a Cheval (unit driver) for Saive, detachment is composed of units from different garrisons Tournai for the 5th Group CIS Unit (Transmission), Evere for the Military Police, Walk - En-Famenne for the 4th Logistic Battalion and the CMO 7 (medical unit) without forgetting the reinforcement of the team's Sniper 12ème/13ème Line of Spa and a section from the 1 Regiment Field Artillery of Bastogne.
Posting heterogeneous in its composition, but already effective in its missions, each within its field of competence: patrols, maintenance, communications, ...
The Det BK32 has a special flavor. Indeed, between Hunters and Kosovo is a long history. That is almost 10 years the unit has been deployed for the first time. She has conducted several missions, as well as hunters of 4 hunters 2, platoon or squad. As in BELBAT missions, we will end the Belgian military presence in Kosovo.
Indeed, we saw some live birth of a new state. Other stakeholders (as EULEX, the EU mission in Kosovo) are on the scene to help build the institutions of this young country. We can be proud of the work done throughout this decade by various Belgian detachments. Leaving the theater for the last time we can leave with the feeling of accomplishment and we say that we have worked for peace and stability in the region.
I conclude by thanking the families for the support given to us, especially this time of year-end. We give you already an appointment for our return in the month of February.
From Mouth and Gold
And by Saint George, live the Cavalry!