New Sniper Rifles for Czech Special Forces
Desert Tech HTI Deal Worth $3 Million
The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a contract worth CZK75 million (USD3 million) for Desert Tech Hard Target Interdiction (HTI) rifles for use by Czech special forces in international operations.
The Desert Tech Hard Target Interdiction (HTI) is a bullpup bolt-action sniper and anti-materiel rifle designed and manufactured by Desert Tech (formerly Desert Tactical Arms) in West Valley City, Utah, USA. It is capable of engaging targets out to ranges of 2,200-2,750 m.
The design of the HTI is largely based on the SRS-A1, scaled up to handle larger cartridges. Barrels on the HTI can be changed within 60 seconds, allowing the chambering to be easily changed or worn out barrels to be quickly replaced. The chamberings currently available from Desert Tech are .375 Cheyenne Tactical (CheyTac), .408 CheyTac, .416 Barrett and .50 BMG.
Czech Special Forces will receive 30 sniper rifles, each with conversion kits for .375 CT and .50 BMG cartridges (including barrel, bolt, and magazines), along with scopes, 120 replacement barrels (737 mm/29 inches long), 21,000 cartridges, and additional accessories, such as bipods, mounts, and cases.
Photo: Desert Tech Hard Target Interdiction (HTI) rifle.