Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Belarus expresses interest in AR-15 assault rifle variant

Belarus’ state defence products exporter has unveiled  AR-15 assault rifle variant for the 7,62х39 caliber which is currently used in Armed Forces of Belarus.

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The Belspetsvneshtechnika has unveiled AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, chambered for the 7.62×39 mm Soviet standard round, during meeting of the board of the State Military-Industrial Committee of the Republic of Belarus. According to the, Belarus’ AR-15 is equipped with a lateral impingement gas system with the removal of gases through a transverse hole in the barrel with a short stroke of the piston.


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The assault rifle is fitted with a 406 mm barrel, weighs 4.56 kg with an empty magazine, and has a combat length  985 mm. The weapon can fire in semi-automatic and automatic modes. The rifle is fed by a 30-round detachable magazine.

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The bases variant of Ar-15 is a lightweight assault rifle designed to be manufactured with the extensive use of aluminum alloys and synthetic materials. It is a semi-automatic version of the United States military M16 rifle.

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