Brazil Army to replace FN FAL rifle with IA2 rifle 82407174

Defense & Security News - Brazil
 
Brazilian Army to replace its current FN FAL assault rifle by indigenous IA2 rifle
The Brazilian Army is gradually replacing its current assault rifle with an home-made one. In order to meet the operational needs of the Ground Force, the IA2 Rifle will succeed the Light Automatic Rifle (FAL 7.62).
     
The Brazilian Army is gradually replacing its current assault rifle with an home-made one. In order to meet the operational needs of the Ground Force, the IA2 Rifle will succeed the Light Automatic Rifle (FAL 7.62).
     
The IA2 is the first rifle 100% made by Brazil, The new rifle, produced by the Brazilian Armaments Industry (IMBEL) in Itajubá (MG), offers lower weight, better ergonomics, and greater ammunition capacity than the previous model. Brazil has invested $50 million into the production of the rifle.

The new rifle meets the requirements established by the Army for its adoption as standard weaponry. It can fire automatically, semi-automatically, or in burst mode with up to 600 rounds per minute.

The IA2 is already being used in several military organizations by Brazil and has even been used by the Army in the safety of major events such as the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Strategic Programs, such as the Integrated Border Monitoring System (SISFRON), Also contemplate the use of the new rifle by the troop. Likewise, the 26th Brazilian contingent of the United Nations Mission for Stabilization in Haiti (MINUSTAH), effective to close the Brazilian participation in the peace mission, employs this weaponry.
 

This website uses cookies to manage authentication, navigation, and other functions. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.