The Caracal had been adopted by the entire Algerian armed forces as it official sidearm. It will replace the old makarov pistol. The Caracal had been tested by Algerian special forces against Al-Qaeda fighters from the gigantic forests of the north to the hot sand of the sahara and it prove that it was one of the best. Army day picture : http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/673008NW8.jpg I'm a little bit confused by what we can see at the bottom of the picture. It seems that Algeria and the UAE ( so Caracal ) are developing new guns in common : a 9mm smg, a new lmg ( 7,62 and 5,56 ), a shotgun, a grenade launcher, a 12,7 sniper rifle and a 23mm mg. The guns pics are just illustrations.