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Top most modern assault rifles 7.62mm 5.56mm analysis technical review


Analysis and technical review about the top most modern 5.56mm and 7.62mm assault rifles by Army Recognition editorial team. We did an analysis of the assault rifles that have gone into production since the 2010s.

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Analysis and technical review of most modern 7.62mm 5.56mm caliber assault rifles.(Picture source Army Recognition)

An assault rifle is a selective-fire rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine. Assault rifles were first put into mass production and accepted into widespread service during World War II. Currently, the assault rifle is the standard individual weapon for soldiers.

By strict definition, a firearm must have the following characteristics to be considered an assault rifle:

- It must be an individual weapon;
- It must be capable of selective fire, which means it has the capacity to switch between semi-automatic and burst/fully automatic fire;
- It must have an intermediate-power cartridge: more power than a pistol but less than a standard rifle or battle rifle. For full-power automatic rifles, see List of battle rifles;
- Its ammunition must be supplied from a detachable box magazine;
- It should have an effective range of at least 300 meters.

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Israel IWI Carmel

Israel - IWI Carmel - 2019

The Carmel 5.56x45mm caliber assault rifle was unveiled by IWI Israeli Weapon Industries in June 2019. It fully designed and manufactured by IWI, now a member of SK Group, a privately held technology and innovation holding company specializing in global frontline defense, and paramilitary solutions, marine infrastructures, and property development. The IWI CARMEL assault rifle is a combat-proven innovative weapon system, built to be durable and robust.

The IWI Carmel is a gas-operated (short-stroke gas piston) self-loading rifle with a rotating bolt with a rate of fire of around 850 rds/min. A gas regulator at the front of the weapon can be set in three positions, regular, extreme and suppressor, depending on conditions. The IWI Carmel can be fitted with four different barrel lengths of 267mm, 305mm, 368mm, and 406mm. All the metal parts of the weapon are corrosion resistant.
The receiver of the IWI Carmel is equipped with Picatinny rail offering the possibility to mount a wide range of sights, optics and night vision systems. It has a foldable and retractable folding polymer stock that includes a buttstock can be extended for 85 mm and an adjustable check-rest allowing adapting the weapon to all sizes of a shooter. The weapon can be fired with folded stock.

The IWI Carmel has a weight of 3.3 kg without a magazine or sight. It has a highly ergonomic pistol grip and enlarged trigger guard for easier access for glove use. The IWI CARMEL can be easily customized, depending on the operational needs, military or law enforcement tasks - vehicle patrol CQB, undercover missions, short and medium combat engagement, diverse police operations, VIP protection, and more.
The IWI CARMEL is a fully ambidextrous platform, equipped with mil standard 1913 Picatinny rails on all sides to allow 100% compatibility with any available sights, devices or accessories.

Caliber: 5.56x45mm
Operating system: gas-operated
Magazine capacity: 30rounds
Length: 721 to 806 mm
Barrel length: 267mm, 305mm, 368mm, and 406mm
Weight: 3.3 kg
Rate of fire: 700 – 1,000 m
Effective range: NA

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China QBZ-91 

China - Norinco - QBZ-91 / QBZ-17 / QBZ-19 – 2019

During the Chinese army military parade that was held in Beijing on October 1, 2019, China has unveiled a new assault rifle which is developed by the No. 208 Research Institute of China Ordnance Industries, the developer of the QBZ-95 rifle, according to the China Central Television (CCTV).

According to the Fire Arms Blog, the new rifle is named "QBZ-191", the design is similar to a standard carbine/assault rifle. This is a new way for the Chinese armed forces using the QBZ-95B, a bullpup-style assault rifle designed and manufactured by Norinco.

The rifle is highly reliable, feels comfortable to operate, shoots with very high accuracy and has less recoil, Li Xiang, a test marksman at the research institute, told CCTV, noting that the ergonomics of the weapon can better fit the battlefield. According to our first analysis, the new Chinese assault rifle showcased at the Chinese military parade seems to be a conventional gas-operated short-stroke piston assault rifle. The new rifle has been designed in three variants, a carbine version with a 10.5 ″ barrel, an assault rifle with a 14.5″ barrel and there is also a longer barreled marksman rifle, some pictures were released on Twitter.

The design is very similar to modern assault rifles designed in Europe and the United States with a full-length Picatinny rail on the top. The top of the weapon is also fitted with a new optic which seems very similar to red dot sight. Thanks to the optical design the red dot follows the movement of the user’s eye while remaining fixed on target, eliminating any need for centering. It has also a 4-position telescoping stock that can be folded. According to Chinese sources, the new rifle is chambered in the standard 5.8x42mm caliber using a new type of rounds that have better performance on medium to long-range. It has an effective firing range of 300 m for the carbine version and 400 m for the assault rifle version with a rate of fire of 750 rpm (Rounds Per Minute).

Caliber: 5.8x42mm
Operating system: gas-operated short-stroke piston
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Length: 710 to 950 mm
Barrel length: 10.5” and 14.5”
Weight: 3 kg
Rate of fire: 600 to 800 RPM
Effective range: 400 m

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United States Colt M5

U.S. - Colt - M5 – 2017

The American small arms manufacturer Colt unveils its new M5 Enhanced Carbine 5.56mm caliber in October 2017 at BIDEC 2017, the Bahrain International Defense Exhibition and Conference. Currently, the new Colt M5 Carbine is available in three barrel length configurations. The M5 is available in three barrel configuration, 10.3”, 11.5” and 14.5”.

The Colt M5 Enhanced Carbine features a completely redesigned lower receiver with fully ambidextrous controls and a 6-position receiver extension adaptable to any sized shooter and bilateral shooting style. With maximum performance and ergonomics at the forefront of the design considerations.

The Colt M5 Enhanced Carbine has a low profile gas block in a carbine length gas system and a free float modular rail system, maximizing rail real estate, comfort, weight and accuracy, while at the same time, maintaining the same lethality and accuracy expected from a Colt.

The Colt M5 uses a conventional short-stroke tappet piston where a two-piece piston/ operating rod strikes the face of the bolt carrier group driving it rearward and the piston rod returns to its forward position by a spring. The barrel itself has had some redesign work on it as well though still utilizing the standard M4 feed ramps on the barrel extension. There are modifications of the chamber area of the barrel and the changes further ventilate gas and helps with air circulation by drawing heat out of the receiver and out the handguards.

Caliber: 5.56x45
Operating system: Gas-operated
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Length: 74.6 mm to 89.53 mm depending of the models
Barrel length: 10.33, 11.5” or 14.5”
Weight: 3.17 kg to 3.6 kg
Rate of fire: 700 to 1,000 RPM
Effective range: 400 to 600 m

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Germany Heckler & Koch HK433

Germany - HK - HK433 -2017

The Heckler & Koch HK433 is a modular and compact assault rifle chambered for 5.56×45mm which combines features of the G36 and the HK416 families of assault rifles. The HK433 was designed by Heckler & Koch to be familiar to operators with experience using the H&K G36 and HK416 platforms. All controls are ambidextrous, and major components are modular, allowing for rifles to be configured in the field as needed.

The HK433 is a gas-operated, selective fire weapon. It has some external features of the HK416, however, it is not based on the HK416 or the M16. Internally it has some design features of the G36. The HK433 has a manual gas regulator. This weapon is chambered for a standard NATO 5.56x45 mm ammunition. The design of this assault rifle might be adopted for other calibers, such as 7.62x39 mm and 7.62x51 mm.

The HK433 assault rifle has a quick-detachable barrel. Various barrel lengths are available. These include 280 mm (11"), 318 mm (12.5"), 368 mm (14.5"), 421 mm (16.5"), 480 mm (18.9"), and 503 mm (20") barrels. The baseline version comes with a 421 mm (16.5") barrel. So the HK433 can be easily converted by the shooter from a compact assault rifle to carbine, and designated marksmen rifle.

Caliber: 5.56x45 mm
Operating system: Gas-operated
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Length: 577 to 843 mm
Barrel length: 280mm
Weight: 3.250 kg
Rate of fire: 700 RPM
Effective range: 500m

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Serbia Zastava Modular Assault Rifle

Serbia – Zastava Modular Automatic Rifle – 2017

The Serbian Company Zastava arms introduces its new modular automatic assault rifle in June at Partner defense exhibition in Serbia, this new weapon is available in 6.5x39mm and 7.62x39mm caliber. According to Zastava arms engineers, this is the first assault rifle in the world which is designed with the capacity of changeable barrel.

For the 6.5x39mm caliber, the design of the weapon is based on the M05 series with a large fire selector located on the right side of the rifle, it acts as a dust-cover and prevents the charging handle from being pulled fully to the rear when it is on safe. The main components of the weapon are polymer and aluminum.

The 6.5x39mm Zastava modular automatic assault rifle can use a magazine of 20 or 30 rounds. It has a barrel length of 415mm and a total weight without the magazine of 3.7 kg.

The design of the 7.62x39mm caliber model is more similar to a European assault rifle with a cooking handle at the right side and a fire selector with three positions. It has a barrel of 415mm as the 6.5 mm caliber variant but it uses magazine of 20 rounds for a weight of 3.66 kg.

Both weapons are fitted with folding stock and Picatinny rails mounted on top and bottom parts of the handguard which can be used to mount Red Dot sight or sniper scope. The front sides of the weapon are also fitted with Picatinny rails which can be used to put different types of accessories as a flashlight.

The Zastava modular automatic assault rifle has a changeable barrel which offers the possibility to quickly change the purpose of the weapon. The barrel is changed by using the lock on the receiver. The weapon can also be fitted with different barrel lengths to transform the rifle for various use and according to the combat situations.

Caliber: 6.5x39mm and 7.62x39mm
Operating system: gas-operated
Magazine capacity: 20 or 30 rounds
Length: 880 to 945 mm
Barrel length: NA
Weight: 3.66 to 3.7 kg
Rate of fire: NA
Effective range: NA

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France Thales F90MBR

France: Thales F90MBR - 2017

In September 2017, during DSEI defense exhibition in London, UK, Thales introduces a new generation ambidextrous and NATO interoperable military assault rifle, the F90MBR – Modular Bullpup Rifle, suited to support the modern integrated solider. The F90MBR is the new generation of the F90 Assault Rifle, currently in service with the Australian Defence Force.

The F90MBR is one of the lightest assault rifles on the market at 3.25 kg and is fitted with ambidextrous controls to enable fast reaction times and rapid target engagement. Features include availability in multiple barrel lengths, fully-ambidextrous forward bolt and magazine release controls, and a ‘drop free’ magazine release function to facilitate even faster magazine changes, regardless of the hand-dominance of the fire. The F90MBR safely accommodates off-handed shooting techniques through the use of a case deflector and can be easily modified by the operator without tools to a dedicated left or right-handed ejecting weapon. Available in three interchangeable barrel lengths: 508 mm (20in), 407 mm (16in) and 360 mm (14in), the F90MBR delivers the flexibility required on operations to support the needs of the modern, integrated soldier.

The weapon’s open architecture incorporates a NATO tri-rail system and magazine compatibility to ensure interoperability with existing NATO weapons. It is able to be packaged with multiple barrels, and compatible optics, accessories and ancillaries with Grab Case, allowing an operator to quickly transition between different tactical employments of the weapon system.

The F90, and now the F90MBR, set the benchmark for accuracy and reliability in small arms to support soldiers in operations.

Building on over 100 years of extensive experience and expertise in small arms manufacture, the F90MBR is evolved from the battle-proven F90 weapon, delivering ergonomic, modularity and interoperability enhancements, while retaining the same high levels of accuracy and reliability as the F90.

Both the F90 and F90MBR enable the soldier to reach up to 600m accurately and with ease. Proven world-class reliability ensures a warfighter can have absolute confidence in his weapon in the most demanding environmental conditions, whether that is the sands of the desert, the humidity of the jungle or in extreme cold.

Caliber: 5.56x45mm
Operating system: Semi and fully automatic, short-stroke gas piston operated
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Length: 396mm
Barrel length: F90 360 653mm / F90 407 701mm / F90 508 802mm
Weight: F90 360 3.15 kg / F90 407 3.25 kg / F90 508 3.39 kg
Rate of fire: 740 RPM
Effective range: 600 m

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United Arab Emirates Caracal CAR 814 and CAR 816 

United Arab Emirates - CAR 816 and CAR 814 - 2016

The CAR 816, also called Caracal Sultan or simply Sultan is a 5.56×45mm NATO, gas-operated, magazine-fed assault rifle that is produced by the Company Caracal International in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The CAR 816 is a center-fire, gas-operated, and rotating bolt system tactical rifle, chambered in 5.56x45 mm NATO. The CAR 816 is a tactical weapon designed for the high-end use of law enforcement and military applications. The weapon is available in semi-automatic and select-fire configurations. The operating system is a short-stroke pushrod gas piston system. The gas systems are controlled by an adjustable gas valve with three positions. Position one is for normal operation. Position two is for operation in adverse conditions, low impulse ammunition, or when the system becomes fouled. Position three is for normal operation with a sound suppressor affixed and allows cycling of the action. The weapon is available in various barrel lengths from 7.5’’ PDW, 10.5” CQB, and 14.5” Carbine to 16” Carbine rifle.

Caliber: 5.56x45mm
Operating system: gas-operated, piston
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Length: 627 to 709 mm
Barrel length: from 7.5’’ PDW, 10.5” CQB, and 14.5” Carbine to 16” Carbine rifle.
Weight: 2.92 kg
Rate of fire: 750 to 950  RPM
Effective range: 400 m

The CAR 814 is an assault rifle design and produced in the United Arab Emirates by the Company Caracal International.

The CAR 814 is a center-fire, direct gas-impingement assault rifle, chambered in NATO 5.56 x 45 mm. The CAR 814 is an assault rifle designed for use in law enforcement and military settings. The weapon is available in semi-automatic and select-fire configurations, and available in various barrel lengths (11.5” CQB, 14.5” Carbine and 16” Carbine).

Due to its compact dimensions, the CAR 814 is much more comfortable to carry and to use comparing with full-size assault rifles. It could be issued as a personal defense weapon for the non-frontline troops, vehicle drivers, artillery crews, airborne troops, and special operation units.

Caliber: 5.56x45mm
Operating system: gas-operated, piston
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Length: 719 to 803 mm
Barrel length: 11.5” CQB, 14.5” Carbine and 16” Carbine)
Weight: 3.05 kg
Rate of fire: 700 to 900  RPM
Effective range: 400 m

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Czech Republic CZ Bren II

Czech Republic - CZ - Bren II - 2016

The CZ BREN 2 is a modular assault rifle designed and manufactured by the Czech Company Česká zbrojovka Uherský that was introduced in 2016.. It was designed based on the original CZ 805 BREN design and brought numerous improvements to the weapon system. Its design has been based on the experience of the most demanding users from among the special units and armed forces who demand the best, regardless of the area of operations.

The BREN 2 can be chambered in either 5.56×45mm NATO or 7.62×39mm cartridge. The caliber of the BREN 2 can be quickly changed by swapping out the barrel and inserting 5.56×45mm NATO or 7.62×39mm mag well respectively. CZ offers three different barrel lengths for the two calibers, ranging from 207 mm (8 in) for the 5.56×45mm and 227 mm (9 in) for the 7.62×39mm, 280 mm (11 in), and 357 mm (14 in).[13] It features a fully ambidextrous fire selector, magazine release, bolt release and charging handle. It has a simplified trigger system with three positions for "safe", "semi-auto" and "full-auto". The "2-round burst" firing mode of the CZ 805 BREN was abandoned.

Caliber: 5.56×45mm and 7.62×39mm
Operating system: gas-operated
Magazine capacity: 10 and 30 rounds
Length: 807mm maximum
Barrel length: 280mm
Weight: 2.9 kg
Rate of fire: 760 RPM
Effective range: 500m

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Turkey MKEK MPT-76

Turkey - MPT-76 - 2015

The MPT-76 is a 7.62mm NATO modular assault rifle designed by Kalekalip and produced by the Turkish Defense Company MKEK to replace the Turkish army's Heckler & Koch G3 battle rifles. The MPT-76 was designed for robust high altitude, all-weather combat, capable of functioning in extreme hot and cold weather. The development of the MPT-76 started in 2007 with the first delivery to the Turkish army in May 2014 for evaluation. Serial production began in 2015. The initial phase of the project will see a total of 35,014 MPT-76's being produced in two tranches.

The design of the Turkish-made MPT-76 assault rifle is based on the AR-10 and the external layout seems very similar to the German HK417. It is a gas-operated, select-fire weapon. It uses short-stroke gas piston, located above the barrel, and AR-10/AR-15 style rotary bolt, bolt carrier and return spring system.

Caliber: 7.62x51mm
Operating system: gas-operated
Magazine capacity: 20 rounds
Length: 920 to 1,020 mm
Barrel length: 12, 16 and 20 inch
Weight: 4.1 to 4.7 kg
Rate of fire: 700 RPM
Effective range: 600 m

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Thailand XT-105

Thailand - 205th armory - XT-105 – 2015

The XT105 is a refined version of the XT97 released in 2015, the first unit off of the production line was gold plated. It features interchangeable 300mm, 360mm, and 450mm barrels. The upper receiver is made from a single piece of extruded aluminum and the lower receiver is made of polymer. The stock features holes which can hold the rifle’s takedown pins during field stripping

The XT97 assault rifle is an advanced multipurpose 5.56mm assault rifle developed by the 205th Armory, Ministry of National Defense in Taiwan. It was first displayed in public during the 2009 Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition.

Caliber: 5.56×45mm NATO and 9×19mm Parabellum
Operating system: Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Magazine capacity: NA
Length: 850 mm (stock extended) / 770 mm (stock retracted) / 580 mm (stock folded)
Barrel length: 370mm
Weight: 4 kg
Rate of fire: 850 PM
Effective range: 600 m

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Poland FB MSBS

Poland - FB "Łucznik" Radom -FB MSBS – 2014

The FB MSBS Grot is a modular assault rifle developed and manufactured by the Polish Company FB "Łucznik" Radom. This assault rifle was unveiled in September 2014 during the defense exhibition MSPO in Poland. There are two basic variants developed by FB that is based on a common upper receiver including a conventional assault rifle (MSBS Grot C) and a bullpup variant (MSBS Grot B). With its variety of modules, both variants can be easily transformed into an assault rifle, carbine, designated marksman rifle or light support weapon.

The GROT assault rifle is available in 5.56 and 7.62mm calibers. It is fully designed and manufactured in Poland. The modular small arms system with quick-change barrel is based on a common upper receiver for a conventional folding stock or bullpup design.

During MSPO 2017, the Polish firearms manufacturer FB "Łucznik" Radom has signed a contract with the Polish Ministry of Defense for the delivery of 53,000 GROT assault rifles in standard configuration 5.56mm caliber to the territorial defense forces of Poland.

Caliber: 5.56×45mm NATO and 7.62×39mm
Operating system: Short-stroke gas piston, rotating bolt
Magazine capacity: 30 and 6 rounds
Length: MSBS Grot B 720mm - MSBS Grot C 980mm
Barrel length: 10, 16, 20 inch
Weight: MSBS Grot B 3.4 kg - MSBS Grot C 3.7 kg
Rate of fire: 700 - 900 RPM
Effective firing range: 500 m

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United States Remington R4

U.S. - Remington - Remington R4 – 2012

The Remington R4 is an assault rifle platform based on the AR-15/M16/M4/M4A1 series that is designed and manufactured by Remington Arms. In 2012, when the R4 was introduced, the platform was available in four variants the 7" R4-C, 11.5" R4-E, 14.5" R4 and 20" R4-M.In 2018, only three variants were available, the R4 Patrol, R4 Operator and R4 Enhanced.

R4 Enhanced: Engineered for pinpoint accuracy from a lightweight and durable 5.56 platform, the R4 Enhanced features a direct impingement gas system. Its ambidextrous fire controls, and magazine release, and RAHG handguard deliver instant adaptability and advanced capability.

R4 Patrol: It’s the AR workhorse of dependability. With a direct impingement gas operating system, chrome-lined barrel, and semi-auto, full-auto and burst fire capability, it’s the AR platform tried, trusted and proven to deliver when needed. R4 OPERATOR: Built on the R4 Patrol’s foundation of AR reliability, The R4 Operator adds a Magpul MBUS® furniture upgrade for improved stability, adjustability and shooter fit.

Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
Operating system: gas-operated
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Length: 710 to 810 mm
Barrel length:
- R4 Patrol/Operator/Enhanced: 11.5 in (290 mm)
- R4 Patrol/Operator/Enhanced: 14.5 in (370 mm)
- R4 Patrol/Operator/Enhanced: 16 in (410 mm)
- R4 Patrol 20 in (510 mm
Weight: 3 to 3.6 kg
Rate of fire: NA
Effective range: 400 m

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Singapore CMCR ST Kinetics

Singapore - ST Kinetics - CMCR Conventional Multirole Combat Rifle / BMCR BR18 – 2014

The BMCR (Bullpup Multirole Combat Rifle) and CMCR (Conventional Multirole Combat Rifle were unveiled at the Singapore Airshow in 2014. CMCR and BMCR are assault rifles designed and manufactured by ST Kinetics of Singapore. Both rifles are designed to fire NATO SS109 5.56mm ammunition and ST Kinetics’ Extended Range 5.56mm ammunition, and come standard with MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny Rails at the three, six, nine and 12 o’clock positions. The BMCR is designed to be one of the shortest bullpup-design in the world, to afford easy handling by the soldier even in tight spaces. The CMCR, meanwhile, is designed with a unique buttstock design that allows the rifle to be folded and adjusted for maximum compactness during use.

Caliber: 5.56x45 mm NATO
Operating system: Semi-automatic, Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Magazine capacity: 10, 20 or 30 rounds detachable
Length: BMCR 645mm / CMCR NAmm
Barrel length: BMCR 14.5 “ / CMCR 20”
Weight: BMCR 2.9 kg / CMCR 3.8 kg
Rate of fire: 400 to 600 RPM
Effective range: BMCR 400 m / CMCR 520 m

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Belgium FN SCAR-L and FN SCAR-H

Belgium - FN Herstal - FN SCAR – 2010

Belgian firearms Company FN Herstal has designed and developed a full range of assault rifles including the FN SCAR-H chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO caliber and the FN SCAR-L chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO caliber. The SCAR is a family of assault rifles that was developed by FN Herstal for the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to satisfy the requirements of the SCAR (Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifles) competition. The FN SCAR is a gas-operated, semi-automatic repeating rifle. The effective range, depending on barrel length, is up to 500 meters. FN Herstal has also developed a Precision Rifle based on the design of the FN SCAR-H, the FN SCAR-H PR and the FN SCAR-H TPR that have an effective range of 800 m.

Caliber: FN SCAR-L 5.56x45mm - FN SCAR-H 7.62x51mm
Operating system: Gas-operated
Magazine capacity: FN SCAR-L 30 rounds - FN SCAR-H 20 rounds
Length: FN SCAR-L CQC 788mm / STD 903 mm – FN SCAR-H CQC 893mm / STD 969 mm
Barrel length: FN SCAR-L 10 and 14.5” / FN SCAR-H 13” and 16”
Weight: FN SCAR-L 3.3 to 3.5 kg / FN SCAR-H 3.7 to 3.9 kg
Rate of fire: 550 to 650 RPM
Effective range: 400 to 500 m

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Russia Kalashnikov AK-12

Russia - Kalashnikov - Ak-12 – 2010

Russia's largest firearms manufacturer, Izhmash unveiled in February 2012 a prototype of its new Kalashnikov AK-12 assault rifle with improved ergonomics and tactical flexibility. Kalashnikov AK-12 assault rifle is gas-operated, selective fire weapon using traditional type action with long-stroke gas piston and rotary bolt locking as standard Kalashnikov assault rifle. Firing selector levers are located above the pistol grip, at both sides of the rifle. The AK-12 features three firing modes: single shot, three-shot burst, and automatic fire.

The AK-12 is a Russian assault rifle chambered in 5.45×39mm but the rifle is also available in 7.62×39mm caliber, designated as the AK-15. Short barrel variants of the AK-12 and AK-15 have been announced, respectively the AK-12K and AK-15K.

In January 2020, the Russian Press Agency TASS has announced that the Russian ministry of defense has ordered 40,000 AK-12.

Caliber: 5.45×39mm and 7.62×39mm caliber
Operating system: gas-operated long-stroke piston system
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds detachable box magazine - 60 rounds detachable casket magazine - 96 rounds detachable drum magazine from the RPK-16
Length: 945 mm
Barrel length: 415 mm
Weight: 3.3 kg
Rate of fire: 700 RPM
Effective range: 500 to 600 m

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Germany Sig Sauer SIG516

Germany - Sig Sauer - SIG516 – 2010

The SIG Sauer SIG516 is a firearm manufactured by SIG Sauer. The rifle is based on the earlier 5.56×45mm NATO AR-15 and the M16.  The SIG516 is a semi-automatic multi-caliber rifle, intended for civilian and law enforcement markets. The same family also includes selective-fired (single shot, 3 shot burst, full automatic modes) assault rifles, strictly intended for law enforcement and military use. It fires from a closed bolt and has a short-stroke pushrod piston system.

The SIG516 has a safety lever on the left side, to be used by the thumb of the shooting hand. All SIG516 models except the Marksman are equipped with 16-inch barrels shrouded by a free-floating M1913 Picatinny rail, as well as flip-up iron sights (BUIS) made by SIG Sauer. The 5.56×45mm NATO SIG516 models accept AR-15 style box magazines. These magazines are constructed in 5-, 10-, 20-, and 30-round variants. SIG516 Russian rifles must use a different magazine, as they are chambered in 7.62×39mm. The SIG516 Russian uses magazines designed for 7.62×39mm AR-15 style rifles.

Caliber: 5.56×45mm NATO / 7.62×39mm / 7.62×51mm NATO
Operating system: gas-operated
Magazine capacity: 10, 20 and 30 rounds
Length: 972mm
Barrel length: 16” 406mm
Weight: 3.4 kg
Rate of fire: 800 RPM
Effective range: 550 to 650 m

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Germany HK416 A5

Germany – HK – HK416A5

The HK416 A5 is a further development of the HK416 assault rifle in 5.56 x 45 mm NATO caliber. The most striking changes compared to its previous versions as well as to market available AR platforms include an improved and tool-less gas regulator for suppressor use, a redesigned, user-friendly lower receiver, which allows complete ambidextrous operation of the weapon and ensures optimized magazine compatibility, as well as numerous technical improvements to maximize the operator safety, reliability, ammunition compatibility and durability under real operating conditions.

Caliber: 5.56x45 mm
Operating system: Gas-operated
Magazine capacity: 10 – 20 – 30 rounds
Length: 797 to 893 mm
Barrel length: 368mm
Weight: 3.49 kg
Rate of fire: 850 RPM
Effective range: 300 to 600 m

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Brazil IMBEL IA2

Brazil - IMBEM - Imbel IA2 – 2009

The IA2 is an assault rifle, designed and built in Brazil by the Company IMBEL. The IAS was launched to replace the FAL, M16A2 and HK33 currently in service with the Brazilian Armed Forces. The IA2 si available in 2 calibers: 5.56×45mm NATO and 7.62×51mm NATO. It is not a Modular Weapon System like Colt CM901, Remington ACR, CZ 805, or Beretta ARX-160.

The 7.62 NATO variant still uses the FAL operating system (tilting breechblock) versus the 5.56's rotating bolt. The IA2 makes extensive use of polymers, and features a non-reciprocating cocking handle on the left side of the receiver. The 5.56 variant accepts an M16 compatible STANAG magazine, while the 7.62 accepts FAL magazines. The IA2's gas system is manually adjustable. Thanks to integrated Picatinny rails the IA2 supports a wide range of equipment and accessories such as scopes, flashlights, grenade launchers, lasers, etc.

Caliber: 5.56 and 7.62mm
Operating system: gas-operated
Magazine capacity: 20 and 30 rounds according to the caliber
Length: 993 mm (39.1 in) to 740 mm (29 in) IA2 5.56/7.62 caliber
Barrel length: 17.2 in (440 mm) IA2 5.56/7.62 Rifle / 14.5 in (370 mm) IA2 5.56 Carbine / 10.3 in (260 mm) IA2 5.56 CQC
Weight: 3.2 to 3.7 kg
Rate of fire: 650 to 750 RPM
Effective range: 300 to 600 m

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Italy Beretta ARX160A3

Italy - Beretta - ARX160A3 – 2008

The Beretta ARX160 is a modular assault rifle manufactured by the Italian Company Beretta. Developed for the Italian Armed Forces as part of the Soldato Futuro (English: "Future Soldier") program, the ARX160 was launched in 2008 as a commercial weapon system independent from the Soldato Futuro ensemble, complete with a companion single-shot 40×46mm NATO low-velocity grenade launcher, called the GLX160, which can be mounted underneath the rifle or used with an ad hoc stock system as a stand-alone weapon.

The ARX160 is built to be durable and super-tough, being constructed of superior steel and technopolymer. Its flip-up sights are just like those on the full-caliber rifle—super-light but rugged, and featuring a rear diopter for quick and accurate target acquisition. Maintenance is easy thanks to the simple way in which it comes apart and is reassembled without any tools. Whether you use it on its own as a rimfire tactical rifle, or as a training tool to improve your handling of the full-power counterpart, the ARX160 will always turn heads at the range and will never let you down.

The Beretta ARX160 A3 is an improved variant of the ARX160 which features some design changes. The changes include a redesigned handguard, where its top row air vent slits have been replaced with larger square cut-outs, though the bottom row air vent still retains the thinner slits. These larger cut-outs reduce some weight of the rifle while letting more air to circulate around the barrel. It features an improved pistol-grip design and a barrel length of 11- and 16-inch

Caliber: 5.56×45mm NATO and 7.62×39mm
Operating system: Gas-operated rotating bolt
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds detachable STANAG Magazine, 100 rounds detachable C-Mag drum magazine (5.56×45mm NATO) and AK-47 or AKM magazines (7.62×39mm)
Length: 11’ barrel Extended Stock: 31 in. (78.6 cm) - Collapsed Stock: 28.3 in. (72 cm) - Folded Stock: 22 in. (56 cm)
16’ barrel Extended Stock: 35.4 in. (90 cm) - Collapsed Stock: 33.1 in. (84 cm) - Folded Stock: 26.8 in. (68 cm)
Barrel length: 11 and 16 inch
Weight: 11’ – 3.45 kg and 16’ – 3.5 kg
Rate of fire: 700 RPM
Effective range: 100 to 600 m

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South Korea Daewoo K11

South Korea - Daewoo - K11- 2006

The K11 is a multi-weapon resembling the earlier US Objective Individual Combat Weapon in concept, design and operation. This weapon is designed and manufactured by S&T Daewoo of South Korea. It consists of two separate weapons combined into a single unit: a lower assault rifle chambered to fire 5.56×45mm NATO rounds and an upper 20×30mm (caliber of shell x length of propellent case) grenade launcher firing both conventional and air-bursting "smart" grenades, along with its integrated digital sighting unit.

Equipped with a laser range-finder as well as a ballistic computer, the K11 allows the operator to quickly find the distance to a target and launch an airburst shell. The shell will then detonate a few meters away from the target.[14] An electronic scope is integrated on the K11; it can be linked to a goggle system with a digital display. The display can be used during the nighttime with thermal imaging and shows the range information from the laser range-finder. The weapon is compatible with standard 20- or 30-round 5.56×45mm NATO magazines, and can hold 6-round magazines of 20 mm shells at one time.

Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
Operating system: Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Magazine capacity: 20 or 30 rounds
Length: 860mm
Barrel length: 310 to 405mm
Weight: 6.1 kg
Rate of fire: 700 RPM
Effective range: 300 to 500 m

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