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03 February 2012


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I agree with this comments that the poor PNGDF had being using the FAMAS since the 1990s. I first spotted one in mid 1994 in Arawa, Bougainville. But, there were not very many of them.

And in my home, there is a BRA man possessing one.

Lovely weapons to the eyes but jams continously if not cared for.

Justin - The FAMAS was the only rifle that the mutineers had access to, that is why they used them.

They have never been widely used but the FAMAS has been around for a long time in the PNGDF.

The infamous missing small arms report of 2004 identified 11 FAMAS were unaccounted for, it didn't say how many there were to start with, it just said the PNGDF had FAMAS rifles and they had "lost track" of 11 of them.

There are quite a lot of public source documents that refer to the use and/or purchase of FAMAS by the PNGDF. I

It is still interesting that the majority of weapons handed in by the mutineers were FAMAS, a rifle hardly used in the PNGDF......

The FAMAS rifle was bought legitimately by the PNGDF in the 1990s however it was never used and was kept in storage at Murray Barracks.

It is common knowledge in the PNGDF that these weapons are in service with the PNGDF so please do not turn it into a conspiracy and do some investigation before you write articles or post them without proper knowledge.

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