The VHS-2 bullpup manufactured by Croatia's HS Produkt became one of the most frequently seen rifles during the Iraqi counter-offensives against ISIS during 2015-17. The rifle regularly appeared in news reports and social media posts and became somewhat synonymous with the fighting for Fallujah and Mosul.
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Correction: the VHS was not second to the HK416, that honour falls to the SCAR-L, the VHS was, however, one of the 5 rifles accepted for the trials.
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