South Korea’s S&T Motiv is displayed its new K2C-2 assault rifle at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX 2017).
The S&T Motiv is developing a new generation of K2 assault rifle as part of plans for future upgrades to the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA). It was planned that if the tests are successful production of this weapon would begin in 2021.
The K2C-2 is an improved version of the K2A assault rifle. According to the company, the new rifle has the 16-inch barrel and its range is listed as 500m.
The K2C-2 rifle is based on the American Armalite AR-18 assault rifle, that was superior and less expensive than M16, but was not adopted by the United States. The K2C-2 retains a number of the M16 and M4 design features, including a generally similar receiver and bolt group. However this carbine has a different gas system which is more reliable.
The K2C-2 has an extendable and folding buttstock, flip-up front sight, integrated Picatinny rail and a selector switch on both sides to aid ambidextrous use.