Professional heist of SAS weapons.

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Four Sniper rifles and twelve C8 Carbine assault rifles as well as ammunition including Lapua armour piercing rounds were taken from Hereford's TAC Coatings last month.

TAC Coatings run by two former SF members has an exclusive contract and licence with the MoD to work on SF equipment.

They were coating weapons with a powder ceramic spray (Cerakote) which reduces weapon's illumination to electronic surveillance systems and infrared radar leaving them near invisible. This coating from the USA is used by Delta Force and SEAL units.

Building security was massive with high level alarms linked to the police, 2 foot thick walls around the armoury and a safe style door for the weapons. However thieves penetrated the premises via the roof.

There is concern that the new sniper rifles and new sights on the assault rifles may have been of interest to Russian mercenaries All of the other weapons were left completely undisturbed.
 

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Four Sniper rifles and twelve C8 Carbine assault rifles as well as ammunition including Lapua armour piercing rounds were taken from Hereford's TAC Coatings last month.

TAC Coatings run by two former SF members has an exclusive contract and licence with the MoD to work on SF equipment.

They were coating weapons with a powder ceramic spray (Cerakote) which reduces weapon's illumination to electronic surveillance systems and infrared radar leaving them near invisible. This coating from the USA is used by Delta Force and SEAL units.

Building security was massive with high level alarms linked to the police, 2 foot thick walls around the armoury and a safe style door for the weapons. However thieves penetrated the premises via the roof.

There is concern that the new sniper rifles and new sights on the assault rifles may have been of interest to Russian mercenaries All of the other weapons were left completely undisturbed.
Looks like it was an inside job.
 

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Looks like it was an inside job.
It looks like it. Thefts had some inside info for sure. It's not uncommon for SF guys to go rogue after retirement. And where this happen make them first suspect.

In UK Russians are always blamed for everything from bad weather to corona pandemic. :)
Why not maybe some western arms manufacturing company who are interested in stealing technology?

Is this separate incident?
 

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Four Sniper rifles and twelve C8 Carbine assault rifles as well as ammunition including Lapua armour piercing rounds were taken from Hereford's TAC Coatings last month.

TAC Coatings run by two former SF members has an exclusive contract and licence with the MoD to work on SF equipment.

They were coating weapons with a powder ceramic spray (Cerakote) which reduces weapon's illumination to electronic surveillance systems and infrared radar leaving them near invisible. This coating from the USA is used by Delta Force and SEAL units.

Building security was massive with high level alarms linked to the police, 2 foot thick walls around the armoury and a safe style door for the weapons. However thieves penetrated the premises via the roof.

There is concern that the new sniper rifles and new sights on the assault rifles may have been of interest to Russian mercenaries All of the other weapons were left completely undisturbed.
To be honest I doubt they had any technology (sniper rifles/sights) thats not available on the UK civilian market to those with the right licenses , most likely AI rifles that cost £5k plus and S&B scopes that are £2k + , ,however Diemaco C8`s are sect 5 / full auto , very difficult to obtain legally in the UK but they still dont have any technology that Russians couldn't buy in Russia , most likely gangsters , probably turn up in Liverpool sooner or later.
 
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