The SCAR A1 is a 6.8x43mm version of the FN SCAR-H. The rifle is powerful and also easy to handle; it is also highly accurate and precise, falling in line perfectly with the precision-orientated nature of the JSF.
The US claimed that the modifications required for the caliber conversion made it a completely different weapon with its own patent. This infuriated the original manufacturers of the weapon and numerous lawsuits have followed, none of which have been settled.
SCAR A1C Edit
The SCAR A1C is a shortened version mentioned in the Specifications tab on the game's website as one of the primary weapons of the JSF Pioneers and appearing in concept art. However, this variant of the SCAR A1 was apparently removed from the final game because the Pioneers instead use standard SCAR A1s during gameplay.
The SCAR A1 is the standard-issue assault rifle for all Joint Strike Force infantry, specifically the Ghosts and Pioneers, while regular Army forces continue to use M16A4 rifles with M203 grenade launchers attached.
- The SCAR A1 chambers the 6.8x43mm cartridge, but is modeled with the 20-round magazine of the larger 7.62x51mm NATO SCAR-H.