The Global War on Terrorism has shown gaps in the armament of many nations defense forces. The environments of Afghanistan and Iraq are quite different. Iraq is mostly urban warfare where Afghanistan is more mountainous and affords much longer shots. The U.K. Army found they needed a rifle with longer range capabilities than their 5.56mm SA80 rifles. They decided on a semi-auto 7.62x51mm Sharpshooter Rifle. Entries were submitted by Knights Armament, Saber Defense, FN, H&K and LMT. The selected rifle was the LMT LM7 better known as the LM308MWS.
This rifle featured LMT's monolithic upper receiver with their removable barrel assembly. The rifle is fitted with a 6x Trijicon ACOG with a RMO on top. SUREFIRE flash suppressor on a 16 inch stainless steel 1 turn 8.25 inch twist optimists from 147 to 168gr projectiles. This rifle has distinguished itself on the battlefield of Afghanistan.