Monday, October 7, 2013

List of modern assault rifles in the world

This is the list of modern assault rifles in the world:

FN F2000 Assault RifleAssault rifles are known worldwide with the various understanding or definitions. Amongst all of those definitions, there is one definition that said that assault rifles are standard military rifles those capable to control fully-automatic fire from shoulder and have effective range for at least 300 meters. From here, it is known that assault rifles are primary offensive weapons those are stable and produce enough muzzle energy. These are powerful weapons but not the traditional full power weapons. These are the type of weapons those become the choice of modern military units from all around the world as the main weapons used by modern army troops.

The concept of assault rifle started in early 1910. A new 6.5mm small-caliber cartridge rifle was made with detachable box by a Russian armorer col. Fedorov. However, during World War I, the assault rifles made by Japanese company Arisaka became more knowledgeable because the quantity of the assault rifles. 6.5mm Arisaka was known being less powerful compare to Russian 7.62X54R but Arisaka was more affordable at that time. Technology of assault rifles continued to get better ideas and nowadays, these rifles are well known as one of the most used weapons in the world of the military.

The use of assault rifles becomes a very common thing nowadays. Every military force of every country will have assault rifles as their weapons. The modern weapons those are used nowadays are the high velocity assault rifles. This started in year 1943 when Soviet army adopted new cartridge, the medium-power 7.62X39mm. It was then adapted to semi-auto SKS rifles in 1945 and then in 1947 was adapted to the well known AK-47. AK-47 is known as the first successful assault rifles and widely used in various countries around the world and still known as one of the most known rifles in the world.

As the weapons those are used by soldiers, modern rifles demanded to be light weighted while also have the offensive power. The development of the modern assault rifles will not stop from progressing as the military force are continuing their attempts to discover the best assault rifle and the more powerful weapons. Modern assault rifles are known to focus in developing the lighter rifles and the more powerful rifles with the specific ammunitions such as the assault rifles with sabot cartridges and a lot others. As long as there is sense of authority and need of power, military world will continue to develop technology of assault rifles.

EMERKEMERK assault rifleCartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
Weight: 4.5 kg
Rate of fire: 650 rpm
Effective range: 400 m
Grad Assault RifleGrad Assault RifleCartridge: 6x49mm
Weight: - kg
Rate of fire: 650 rpm
Feed : 30 round
Effective range: 400 m
North Ossetia-Alania2010
Safir T-17Safir T-17 Assault RifleCartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
Weight: - kg
Rate of fire: - rpm
Feed : 30 round
Effective range: - m
Beretta ARX 160Beretta ARX 160 assault rifleCartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
Weight: 3 kg
Length: 755 mm
Rate of fire: 700 rpm
Feed : 30 round
Effective range: 600 m
Fusil Autom├ítico Doble (FAD)FAD Assault RifleCartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
Weight: 3.6 kg
Length: 814 mm
Rate of fire: 550 rpm
Feed : 30 round
Effective range: 600 m
Muzzle velocity: 963 m/s
Barrett REC7Barrett REC7 assault rifleCartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
Weight: 3.5 kg
Length: 847 mm
Rate of fire: 750 rpm
Feed : 30 round
Effective range: 600 m
Muzzle velocity: 810 m/s
United States2007
VHS Assault RifleVHS assault rifleCartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
Weight: 3.4 kg
Length: 765 mm
Rate of fire: 850 rpm
Feed : 30 round
Effective range: 400 m
Muzzle velocity: 950 m/s
FN SCARFN scar assault rifleCartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
Weight: 3.04-3.72 kg
Length: 850 mm
Rate of fire: 625 rpm
Feed : 30 round
Effective range: 300-800 m
Muzzle velocity: 870 m/s
FX-05 XiuhcoatlFX-05 Xiuhcoatl Mexican Assault RifleCartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
Weight: 3.89-4.02 kg
Length: 1.087 mm
Rate of fire: 750 rpm
Feed : 30 round
Effective range: 800 m
Muzzle velocity: 956 m/s
Bushmaster ACRBushmaster ACR or Magpul MasadaCartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
Weight: 3.54 kg
Length: 947 mm
Rate of fire: 950 rpm
Feed : 30 round
Effective range: 800 m
Muzzle velocity: 990 m/s
United States2006
Pindad SS2Pindad SS25.56x45mm NATOIndonesia2006
Special Operations Assault Rifle-SOARSpecial Operations Assault Rifle-SOAR5.56x45mm NATOPhilippines2006
VB Berapi LP06VB Berapi LP065.56x45mm NATOMalaysia2006
Disenos Casanave SC-2005Disenos Casanave SC-20055.56x45mm NATOPeru2005
Heckler & Koch HK416Heckler & Koch HK4165.56x45mm NATOGermany2005
Zastava M21Zastava M215.56x45mm NATOSerbia2004
Qing Buqiang Zidong QBZ-03Qing Buqiang Zidong QBZ-035.8x42mm DBP87,
5.56x45mm NATO
VeprVepr Ukraine Assault Rifle5.45x39mmUkraine2003
T91 Assault RifleT91 Assault Rifle5.56x45mm NATOTaiwan2003
IMI Tavor TAR-21IMI Tavor TAR-215.56x45mm NATOIsrael2002
XM8 rifleXM8 assault rifle5.56x45mm NATOUnited States2002
FN F2000FN F20005.56x45mm NATOBelgium2001
Floro PDWFloro PDW 5.56x45mm NATOPhilippines2000s
CZW 556Ruger AC-556 Assault Rifle5.56x45mm NATOCzech Republic2000s
Safir T-15Safir T-155.56x45mm NATOTurkey2000s
Truvelo RaptorTruvelo Raptor5.56x45mm NATO
South Africa2000s
SAR 21SAR 21 Assault Rifle5.56x45mm NATOSingapore1999
T86 Assault RifleT86 Assault Rifle5.56x45mm NATOTaiwan1998
INSAS rifleINSAS Assault Rifle5.56x45mm NATOIndia1997
QBZ-95QBZ-95 assault rifle5.8x42mm DBP87China1997
Vektor CR-21Vektor CR-21 assault rifle5.8x42mm DBP87South Africa1997
Karabinek szturmowy wz. 1996 BerylKarabinek szturmowy wz. 1996 Beryl assault rifle5.56x45mm NATOPoland1996
Heckler & Koch G36Heckler & Koch G365.56x45mm NATOGermany1995
M4 CarbineM4 Carbine Assault Rifle5.56x45mm NATOUnited States1994
Pindad SS1Pindad SS1 assault rifle5.56x45mm NATOIndonesia1991
AVB-7.62AVB-7.62 assault rifle7.62x54mmRRussia1990s
Beretta AR70/90Beretta AR70/90 assault rifle5.56x45mm NATOItaly1990s
AK-101AK-101 assault rifle7.62x39mm, 5.45x39mmRussia1990s
Rk 95 TpRk 95 Tp Assault Rifle7.62x39mmFinland1990s
Howa Type 89Howa Type 89 assault rifle5.56x45mm NATOJapan1989
Kbk wz. 1988 TantalKbk wz. 1988 Tantal assault rifle5.45x39mmPoland1989
Sterling SAR-87Sterling SAR-87 assault rifle5.56x45mm NATOUnited Kingdom1987
Steyr ACRSteyr AUG assault rifle5.56x45mm annular-primed SCFAustria1987
AO-63AO-63 Assault Rifle5.45 x 39 mmRussia1986
Armtech C30RArmtech C30R assault rifle5.56 mm (Quadrant with 3.56g standard M193 bullet, dimensions of the rectangular ammunition 35.7 x 15.8 x 9.5 mm)Australia1986
SIG SG 550SIG SG 5505.6mm Gw Pat 90(5.56x45mm NATO)Switzerland1986
Rung Paisarn RPS-001Rung Paisarn RPS-001 assault rifle5.56x45mm NATOThailand1986
IMBEL MD2IMBEL MD Assault Rifle5.56x45mm NATO(STANAG 4172)Brazil1985
Ak 5Ak 5 Assault Rifle5.56x45mm NATOBelgium
SA80SA80 Assault Rifle5.56x45mm NATOUnited Kingdom1985
Daewoo Precision Industries K2Daewoo Precision Industries K2 assault rifle5.56 x 45 mm NATOSouth Korea1984
FARA 83FARA 83 Assault Rifle5.56x45mm NATOArgentina1983
Colt Canada C7 RifleColt Canada C7 Assault Rifle5.56x45mm NATOCanada1982
Heckler & Koch G41Heckler & Koch G41 assault rifle5.56x45mm NATOGermany1987
CETME Model LCETME Model L assault rifle5.56x45mm NATOSpain1981
Interdynamics MKRInterdynamics MKR assault rifle4.5x26mm MKRSweden1980s
Leader T2 MK5 SeriesLeader T2 MK5 Series assault rifle5.56 x 45Australia1978
Heckler & Koch G11Heckler & Koch G11 assault rifle4.73x33mm caselessGermany1980s
SAR-80 Assault RifleSAR-80 Assault Rifle5.56x45mm NATOSingapore1980s
SOCIMI AR-831CIMI AR-831 assault rifle5.56x45mm NATOItaly1980s
Type 81 Assault RifleType 81 Assault Rifle7.62x39mmChina1983
R4 Assault RifleR4 Assault Rifle5.56x45mm NATOSouth Africa1982
FN FNC Assault RifleFN FNC Assault Rifle5.56x45mm NATOBelgium1979
FAMASFAMAS assault rifle5.56x45mm NATOFrance1975
Steyr AUGSteyr AUG assault rifle5.56x45mm NATOAustria1978
Valmet M82Valmet M82 assault rifle5.56x45mm NATO
T65 Assault RifleT65 Assault Rifle5.56x45mm NATOTaiwan1976
Kalashnikov AK-74Kalashnikov AK-74 assault rifle5.45x39mmRussia1974
Ruger AC-556Ruger AC-556 Assault Rifle.223 Remington/5.56x45mmUnited States1973
IMI GalilIMI Galil Assault Rifle5.56x45mm NATO 
7.62x51mm NATO
Interdynamics MKSInterdynamics MKS assault rifle5.56x45 NATOSweden1980s
LAPA FA-03LAPA FA-03 Assault Rifle5.56x45mm non-NATO standard (55-grains M193 "Ball" cartridge)Brazil1978
80.002 Assault Rifle80.002 Assault Rifle5.45x39 mmRussia1975
L64 Assault RifleL64 Assault Rifle4.85mm SAA (.191 in) 55-grainUnited Kingdom1964
SIG SG 540SIG SG 540 assault rifleSG 540, SG 543:5.56x45mm NATO
SG 542: 7.62x51mm NATO
Type 56 Assault RifleType 56 Assault Rifle7.62x39mm M43China1956
Rheinmetall RH-70Rheinmetall RH-70 assault rifle5.56x45mm NATOGermany1970
NIVA XM1970NIVA XM1970 assault rifle5.56x45mm NATOSweden1970
Zastava M70Zastava M70 assault rifle7.62×39mmYugoslavia1970
FN CALFN CAL Assault Rifle5.56x45mm NATOBelgium1966
TKB-059TKB-059 Assault Rifle7.62 x 39 mm M43Russia1966
AO-38AO-38 Assault Rifle5.45x39mmRussia1965
AO-62AO-62 Assault Rifle5.45x39mmRussia1962
Stoner 63Stoner 63 assault rifle5.56x45mm NATOUnited States1962
7.62 RK 627.62 RK 62 Assault Rifle7.62x39mmFinland1962
TKB-022PMTKB-022PM Assault Rifle7.62 x 39 mm
5.6 x 39 mm
M16 rifleM16 Assault Rifle5.56x45mm NATOUnited States1961
Heckler & Koch HK33Heckler & Koch HK33 Assault Rifle5.56x45mm NATOGermany1960s
AKM Assault RifleAKM Assault Rifle7.62x39mmRussia1959
Franchi LF-58Franchi LF-58 Assault Rifle.30 CarbineItaly1958
SA Vz. 58SA Vz. 58 Assault Rifle7.62x39mm M43Czechoslovakia1958
2B-A-402B-A-40 Assault Rifle7.62x39mmRussia1958
ZB-530ZB-530 Assault Rifle7.62x45mm vz. 52Czechoslovakia1954
Sturmgewehr 52 - W+F Bern StG-52Sturmgewehr 52 - W+F Bern StG-52 assault rifle7.5x55mm Swiss,7.5x55mm SwissSwitzerland1952
EM-2 Rifle No.9 Mk1EM-2 Rifle No.9 Mk1 assault rifle7 mm Mk1Z (7x43mm)
7.62x51mm NATO
United Kingdom1951
CZ 522CZ 522 Assault Rifle7.62x45mm vz. 52Czechoslovakia1950s
TKB-517TKB-517 Assault Rifle7.62x39mmRussia1950s
AK-47AK-47 Russian Assault Rifle7.62x39mmRussia1947

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