Armaments Bureau's 202nd Arsenal unveils new 5.56mm caliber Multi-Utilization Special Rifle 1908138
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Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition
15 - 18 August 2013
New 5.56mm Multi-Utilization Special Rifle at TADTE 2013
|Monday, August 19, 2013, 05:06 PM|
|Armaments Bureau's 202nd Arsenal unveils the new 5.56mm caliber Multi-Utilization Special Rifle.|
The new Multi-Utilization Special Rifle 5.56mm caliber designed by the Armaments Bureau's 202nd Arsenal of Taiwanese Ministry of Defense, could replace in the future the standard T91 assault rifle of the Taiwanese Army. In 2003, the ROC Army ordered 101,162 T91 combat rifles as force-wide replacements of all service rifles, with a delivery schedule from 2004 to 2008.
The new 5.56mm caliber Multi-Utilization Special Rifle was unveiled at TADTE 2013, Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology Exhibition in Taiwan.
The idea of this new weapon is to provide a new assault rifle able to be used for urban and special combat in closed combat conditions and complex environments.
The new 5.56mm caliber Multi-Utilization Special Rifle has a muzzle that can be adjusted to fire 7.62mm bullets to function like the T91 assault rifle and M60 machine gun on the battlefield.
A Picatinny rail is mounted on the top of the weapon which makes possible the attachment of Flash Light, Lazer Aim Indicator, Front Hand Grip, Bipod, etc.
The 5.56mm Multi-utilization Special rifle is a gas-operated weapon which has a maximum firing rate of 550 - 700 rds/min. The trigger unit with ambidextrous safety-fire mode selectors allows firing for single shots and full automatic fire. The rear side of the weapon is fitted with a folding buttstock.
The weapon is available in long and short-barreled versions. According to the engineers of Armaments Bureau's 202nd Arsenal, the new assault rifle has already passed its first qualifications tests.