Images of the military of Cameroon on both exercises and operations reveal that they have recently taken delivery of an unknown quantity of Croatian HS Produkt VHS-2 assault rifles. The VHS-2 is an advanced bullpup design which has previously been evaluated by the US and French militaries, and is the standard issue weapon of the Croatian army. The rifles are also used by the armies of Togo and Iraq. It is believed that the VHS-2 has been spotted in the hands of troops in the Anglophone regions and also in the Far North.
It remains to be seen which weapon the VHS-2 will replace, but it continues the military’s love affair with Eastern European weapon systems, with Serbian firm Zastava previously supplying a range of weapons including the M21. From investigations, it appears that the VHS-2 entered service at the very end of 2019 or the start of 2020. The VHS-2 is one of the most modern assault rifle designs on the market.