In a strategic move to enhance its naval capabilities, the Spanish government has recently inked a deal with the renowned German firearms manufacturer SIG Sauer.

The agreement entails the delivery of 20 MCX Rattler short-barreled rifles to the Spanish naval forces, a development poised to bolster the arsenal of the country’s esteemed Special Naval Warfare Force (Fuerza de Guerra Naval Especial), often referred to as the “Green Berets” of the Spanish Navy.

According to a detailed report by Infodefensa, the specific model in question is the MCX Rattler, a variant that mirrors the one procured earlier this year by the Spanish Civil Guard.

This cutting-edge firearm is available in two calibers – the widely used 5.56×45mm NATO and the compact yet potent 7.62×35mm caliber.

The weapons are anticipated to reach Spanish shores within the next 14 months, marking a significant stride in the modernization efforts of the nation’s naval forces.

Key Features of SIG Sauer’s MCX Rattler

SIG Sauer’s MCX Rattler stands out as a compact rifle meticulously crafted for covert operations.

Weighing a mere 2.6 kilograms (5.7 pounds), with a height of 20.3 centimeters (7.8 inches) and a total length of 59.7 centimeters (23.6 inches), the MCX Rattler exemplifies agility without compromising firepower.

Its compact design makes it ideal for specialized units like the Special Naval Warfare Force, where mobility and precision are paramount.