In the EDGE Group entity, Caracal, a leading firearms producer in the GCC region, has unveiled the Caracal Light Machine Gun (CLMG 556). The new CLMG 556, chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO, is a belt-fed, fully automatic developed by Caracal. Weighing around 7.8 kg, the open bolt gun features an advanced long-stroke gas piston system.
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The CLMG 556 has been developed using the latest rapid prototyping and precision manufacturing technology, giving it similar modularity, durability and weight-saving features seen with other Caracal firearm (Picture source: Army Recognition)
Hamad Alameri, CEO of Caracal, said: “The new CLMG 556 has been an exciting project for us. As the first machine gun to be developed in the UAE, the CLMG 556 has been developed with the end-user in mind. Modularly, ergonomics, weight, accuracy and durability have been the factors underpinning its development and thanks to our strong R&D [research and development] team, latest technology prototyping and advanced manufacturing methods, the CLMG 556 has hit the mark in all these areas.”
The CLMG 556 has been developed using the latest rapid prototyping and precision manufacturing technology, giving it similar modularity, durability and weight-saving features seen with other Caracal firearms. It comes standard with a five-position telescopic adjustable stock and three positions adjustable cheekpiece. For attachments, a STANAG 4694/MIL-STD-1913 long rail is positioned at 12 o’clock on the main receiver.
Adding to the CLMG 556’s modern features is a fixed iron sight with range adjustment and built-in bipod that has a three-position adjustable height. The CLMG556 has a hammer-forged chrome-lined barrel that comes in three different barrel lengths (13” 16” and 18”), which can be quickly interchanged, providing exceptional durability.
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Established in 2007, Caracal is a regional and international leader in high-performance small arms. The company designs, engineers, innovates and manufactures mission-proven firearms for law enforcement, security and military forces, with a production legacy spanning more than 15 years. Caracal’s product portfolio includes pistols, submachine guns, assault rifles and sniper rifles across a range of calibres. Caracal’s experience reflects in the quality, performance and dependability of its growing range of weapons, incorporating the latest technological advances, developed to meet the evolving and challenging nature of warfare as well as the diverse mission requirements of customers in the UAE and abroad. Caracal is part of the Missiles & Weapons cluster of EDGE Group, an advanced technology group that ranks among the top 25 military suppliers in the world.