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ST Kinetics unveils Ultimax 100 Mark 8 light machine gun at LAAD 2017

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ST Kinetics (Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd) has unveiled a new version of its Ultimax 100 Mark 8 light machine gun in Rio de Janeiro, during Defense and Security fair in Latin America (LAAD Defense & Security 2017).

That was reported by planobrazil.com.

The Ultimax 100 is one of the lightest recoil 5.56mm calibre machine guns in the world. Designed for one-man operation, the Ultimax 100 combines its patented constant recoil feature with other attributes for a dramatic increase in accuracy and firepower. Sold to more than 25 countries in the world, the Ultimax 100 has the system capability to meet the adverse mission requirements expected of a truly portable Squad Automatic System and is unequalled in field performance.


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The Ultimax 100 Mk8 is an upgraded model from the Ultimax 100 Mk5. New features from the previous Marks include a semi-automatic fire mode, as well as a quick-change barrel.

The key technical features of the Ultimax 100 Mk8 are:

  •  Low weight of 5kg for the basic system
  • Constant recoil system with low felt recoil for accurate automatic fire
  • Improved aesthetics and ergonomics\
  • Removable Lower Receiver with single shot and full automatic modes of fire
  • Open Bolt system with no cook-off constraint
  • Unique trigger safety mechanism that allows charging in safe mode
  • Retractable Stock with height adjustments and can be removed for firing
  • Uses M16 type box magazine, 100 rounds C-MAG and ULTIMAX 100 drum magazines

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

  • Calibre (mm) 5.56×45
  • Length (mm) 935/1025
  • Weight (kg) 5
  • Effective Range (m) 800 (SS109) / 460 (M193)
  • Operation Gas Operation, Open Bolt, Short Stroke Piston & Gas Adjustments
  • Mode Safe, Semi and Full Auto
  • Barrel Length (mm) 508 / 457 / 330

Ultimax 100 Mark 8 at LAAD 2017. Photo by Luiz Medeiros

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