SMES 2011 Online Show Daily News
International Defence & Security Middle East Show Exhibition
Beirut , Lebanon
28 - 30 November 2011
Steyr AUG/A3 at SMES 2011
|The Steyr AUG/A3 is now in service for Lebanese internal security special units.|
At the SMES 2011, international defence and security exhibition of Middle East, the Company Steyr presents the STEYR AUG/A3, the civilian version of the world-famous assault rifle STEYR AUG, who is now used by special units of the Internal Security forces of Lebanon.
The AUG/A3 SA USA’s basic design remains true to the original AUG bullpup 5.56mm assault rifle, Steyr configured it for better suitability to the modern shooter.
The AUG/A3 SA USA is made in America, as its name suggests, using a variety of domestic and Austrian parts, with production supervised by engineers from Steyr. Its basic design is familiar in its unfamiliarity, with its bullpup configuration, translucent magazine, distinctive pistol grip and quick-change barrel.
Some modifications to make it more appealing to modern shooters are included, like a rail section atop the receiver for mounting optics superior to the original AUG’s integral, miniscule, fixed-power scope. There’s also a small section of rail opposite the charging handle for attaching an accessory like a flashlight or laser-aiming device.