The List of Modern Assault Rifles in the World

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FN F2000 Assault RifleAssault rifles are known worldwide with the various understanding or definitions. Amongst all of those definitions, there is one definition that said that assault rifles are standard military rifles those capable to control fully-automatic fire from shoulder and have effective range for at least 300 meters. From here, it is known that assault rifles are primary offensive weapons those are stable and produce enough muzzle energy. These are powerful weapons but not the traditional full power weapons. These are the type of weapons those become the choice of modern military units from all around the world as the main weapons used by modern army troops.

The concept of assault rifle started in early 1910. A new 6.5mm small-caliber cartridge rifle was made with detachable box by a Russian armorer col. Fedorov. However, during World War I, the assault rifles made by Japanese company Arisaka became more knowledgeable because the quantity of the assault rifles. 6.5mm Arisaka was known being less powerful compare to Russian 7.62X54R but Arisaka was more affordable at that time. Technology of assault rifles continued to get better ideas and nowadays, these rifles are well known as one of the most used weapons in the world of the military.

The use of assault rifles becomes a very common thing nowadays. Every military force of every country will have assault rifles as their weapons. The modern weapons those are used nowadays are the high velocity assault rifles. This started in year 1943 when Soviet army adopted new cartridge, the medium-power 7.62X39mm. It was then adapted to semi-auto SKS rifles in 1945 and then in 1947 was adapted to the well known AK-47. AK-47 is known as the first successful assault rifles and widely used in various countries around the world and still known as one of the most known rifles in the world.

As the weapons those are used by soldiers, modern rifles demanded to be light weighted while also have the offensive power. The development of the modern assault rifles will not stop from progressing as the military force are continuing their attempts to discover the best assault rifle and the more powerful weapons. Modern assault rifles are known to focus in developing the lighter rifles and the more powerful rifles with the specific ammunitions such as the assault rifles with sabot cartridges and a lot others. As long as there is sense of authority and need of power, military world will continue to develop technology of assault rifles.

This is the list of modern assault rifles in the world:

Assault Rifle Picture Specifications Country Year
EMERK EMERK assault rifle Cartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
Weight: 4.5 kg
Rate of fire: 650 rpm
Effective range: 400 m
Myanmar 2010
Grad Assault Rifle Grad Assault Rifle Cartridge: 6x49mm
Weight: - kg
Rate of fire: 650 rpm
Feed : 30 round
Effective range: 400 m
North Ossetia-Alania 2010
Safir T-17 Safir T-17 Assault Rifle Cartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
Weight: - kg
Rate of fire: - rpm
Feed : 30 round
Effective range: - m
Turkey 2009
Beretta ARX 160 Beretta ARX 160 assault rifle Cartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
Weight: 3 kg
Length: 755 mm
Rate of fire: 700 rpm
Feed : 30 round
Effective range: 600 m
Italy 2008
Fusil Automático Doble (FAD) FAD Assault Rifle Cartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
Weight: 3.6 kg
Length: 814 mm
Rate of fire: 550 rpm
Feed : 30 round
Effective range: 600 m
Muzzle velocity: 963 m/s
Peru 2008
Barrett REC7 Barrett REC7 assault rifle Cartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
Weight: 3.5 kg
Length: 847 mm
Rate of fire: 750 rpm
Feed : 30 round
Effective range: 600 m
Muzzle velocity: 810 m/s
United States 2007
VHS Assault Rifle VHS assault rifle Cartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
Weight: 3.4 kg
Length: 765 mm
Rate of fire: 850 rpm
Feed : 30 round
Effective range: 400 m
Muzzle velocity: 950 m/s
Croatia 2007
FN SCAR FN scar assault rifle Cartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
Weight: 3.04-3.72 kg
Length: 850 mm
Rate of fire: 625 rpm
Feed : 30 round
Effective range: 300-800 m
Muzzle velocity: 870 m/s
Belgium 2007
FX-05 Xiuhcoatl FX-05 Xiuhcoatl Mexican Assault Rifle Cartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
Weight: 3.89-4.02 kg
Length: 1.087 mm
Rate of fire: 750 rpm
Feed : 30 round
Effective range: 800 m
Muzzle velocity: 956 m/s
Mexico 2006
Bushmaster ACR Bushmaster ACR or Magpul Masada Cartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
Weight: 3.54 kg
Length: 947 mm
Rate of fire: 950 rpm
Feed : 30 round
Effective range: 800 m
Muzzle velocity: 990 m/s
United States 2006
Pindad SS2 Pindad SS2 5.56x45mm NATO Indonesia 2006
Special Operations Assault Rifle-SOAR Special Operations Assault Rifle-SOAR 5.56x45mm NATO Philippines 2006
VB Berapi LP06 VB Berapi LP06 5.56x45mm NATO Malaysia 2006
Disenos Casanave SC-2005 Disenos Casanave SC-2005 5.56x45mm NATO Peru 2005
Heckler & Koch HK416 Heckler & Koch HK416 5.56x45mm NATO Germany 2005
Zastava M21 Zastava M21 5.56x45mm NATO Serbia 2004
Qing Buqiang Zidong QBZ-03 Qing Buqiang Zidong QBZ-03 5.8x42mm DBP87,
5.56x45mm NATO
China 2003
Vepr Vepr Ukraine Assault Rifle 5.45x39mm Ukraine 2003
T91 Assault Rifle T91 Assault Rifle 5.56x45mm NATO Taiwan 2003
IMI Tavor TAR-21 IMI Tavor TAR-21 5.56x45mm NATO Israel 2002
XM8 rifle XM8 assault rifle5.56x45mm NATO United States 2002
FN F2000 FN F2000 5.56x45mm NATO Belgium 2001
Floro PDW Floro PDW 5.56x45mm NATO Philippines 2000s
CZW 556 Ruger AC-556 Assault Rifle 5.56x45mm NATO Czech Republic 2000s
Safir T-15 Safir T-15 5.56x45mm NATO Turkey 2000s
Truvelo Raptor Truvelo Raptor 5.56x45mm NATO
7.62x39mm
South Africa 2000s
SAR 21 SAR 21 Assault Rifle 5.56x45mm NATO Singapore 1999
T86 Assault Rifle T86 Assault Rifle 5.56x45mm NATO Taiwan 1998
INSAS rifle INSAS Assault Rifle 5.56x45mm NATO India 1997
QBZ-95 QBZ-95 assault rifle 5.8x42mm DBP87 China 1997
Vektor CR-21 Vektor CR-21 assault rifle 5.8x42mm DBP87 South Africa 1997
Karabinek szturmowy wz. 1996 Beryl Karabinek szturmowy wz. 1996 Beryl assault rifle 5.56x45mm NATO Poland 1996
Heckler & Koch G36 Heckler & Koch G36 5.56x45mm NATO Germany 1995
M4 Carbine M4 Carbine Assault Rifle 5.56x45mm NATO United States 1994
Pindad SS1 Pindad SS1 assault rifle 5.56x45mm NATO Indonesia 1991
AVB-7.62 AVB-7.62 assault rifle 7.62x54mmR Russia 1990s
Beretta AR70/90 Beretta AR70/90 assault rifle 5.56x45mm NATO Italy 1990s
AK-101 AK-101 assault rifle 7.62x39mm, 5.45x39mm Russia 1990s
Rk 95 Tp Rk 95 Tp Assault Rifle 7.62x39mm Finland 1990s
Howa Type 89 Howa Type 89 assault rifle 5.56x45mm NATO Japan 1989
Kbk wz. 1988 Tantal Kbk wz. 1988 Tantal assault rifle 5.45x39mm Poland 1989
Sterling SAR-87 Sterling SAR-87 assault rifle 5.56x45mm NATO United Kingdom 1987
Steyr ACR Steyr AUG assault rifle 5.56x45mm annular-primed SCF Austria 1987
AO-63 AO-63 Assault Rifle 5.45 x 39 mm Russia 1986
Armtech C30R Armtech C30R assault rifle 5.56 mm (Quadrant with 3.56g standard M193 bullet, dimensions of the rectangular ammunition 35.7 x 15.8 x 9.5 mm) Australia 1986
SIG SG 550 SIG SG 550 5.6mm Gw Pat 90 (5.56x45mm NATO) Switzerland 1986
Rung Paisarn RPS-001 Rung Paisarn RPS-001 assault rifle 5.56x45mm NATO Thailand 1986
IMBEL MD2 IMBEL MD Assault Rifle 5.56x45mm NATO (STANAG 4172) Brazil 1985
Ak 5 Ak 5 Assault Rifle 5.56x45mm NATO Belgium
Sweden
1985
SA80 SA80 Assault Rifle 5.56x45mm NATO United Kingdom 1985
Daewoo Precision Industries K2 Daewoo Precision Industries K2 assault rifle 5.56 x 45 mm NATO South Korea 1984
FARA 83 FARA 83 Assault Rifle 5.56x45mm NATO Argentina 1983
Colt Canada C7 Rifle Colt Canada C7 Assault Rifle 5.56x45mm NATO Canada 1982
Heckler & Koch G41 Heckler & Koch G41 assault rifle 5.56x45mm NATO Germany 1987
CETME Model L CETME Model L assault rifle 5.56x45mm NATO Spain 1981
Interdynamics MKR Interdynamics MKR assault rifle 4.5x26mm MKR Sweden 1980s
Leader T2 MK5 Series Leader T2 MK5 Series assault rifle 5.56 x 45 Australia 1978
Heckler & Koch G11 Heckler & Koch G11 assault rifle 4.73x33mm caseless Germany 1980s
SAR-80 Assault Rifle SAR-80 Assault Rifle 5.56x45mm NATO Singapore 1980s
SOCIMI AR-831 CIMI AR-831 assault rifle 5.56x45mm NATO Italy 1980s
Type 81 Assault Rifle Type 81 Assault Rifle 7.62x39mm China 1983
R4 Assault Rifle R4 Assault Rifle 5.56x45mm NATO South Africa 1982
FN FNC Assault Rifle FN FNC Assault Rifle 5.56x45mm NATO Belgium 1979
FAMAS FAMAS assault rifle 5.56x45mm NATO France 1975
Steyr AUG Steyr AUG assault rifle 5.56x45mm NATO Austria 1978
Valmet M82 Valmet M82 assault rifle 5.56x45mm NATO
7.62x39mm
Finland 1978
T65 Assault Rifle T65 Assault Rifle 5.56x45mm NATO Taiwan 1976
Kalashnikov AK-74 Kalashnikov AK-74 assault rifle 5.45x39mm Russia 1974
Ruger AC-556 Ruger AC-556 Assault Rifle .223 Remington/5.56x45mm United States 1973
IMI Galil IMI Galil Assault Rifle 5.56x45mm NATO
7.62x51mm NATO
Israel 1972
Interdynamics MKS Interdynamics MKS assault rifle 5.56x45 NATO Sweden 1980s
LAPA FA-03 LAPA FA-03 Assault Rifle 5.56x45mm non-NATO standard (55-grains M193 "Ball" cartridge) Brazil 1978
80.002 Assault Rifle 80.002 Assault Rifle 5.45x39 mm Russia 1975
L64 Assault Rifle L64 Assault Rifle 4.85mm SAA (.191 in) 55-grain United Kingdom 1964
SIG SG 540 SIG SG 540 assault rifle SG 540, SG 543: 5.56x45mm NATO
SG 542: 7.62x51mm NATO
Switzerland 1977
Type 56 Assault Rifle Type 56 Assault Rifle 7.62x39mm M43 China 1956
Rheinmetall RH-70 Rheinmetall RH-70 assault rifle 5.56x45mm NATO Germany 1970
NIVA XM1970 NIVA XM1970 assault rifle 5.56x45mm NATO Sweden 1970
Zastava M70 Zastava M70 assault rifle 7.62×39mm Yugoslavia 1970
FN CAL FN CAL Assault Rifle 5.56x45mm NATO Belgium 1966
TKB-059 TKB-059 Assault Rifle 7.62 x 39 mm M43 Russia 1966
AO-38 AO-38 Assault Rifle 5.45x39mm Russia 1965
AO-62 AO-62 Assault Rifle 5.45x39mm Russia 1962
Stoner 63 Stoner 63 assault rifle 5.56x45mm NATO United States 1962
7.62 RK 62 7.62 RK 62 Assault Rifle 7.62x39mm Finland 1962
TKB-022PM TKB-022PM Assault Rifle 7.62 x 39 mm
5.6 x 39 mm
Russia 1962
M16 rifle M16 Assault Rifle 5.56x45mm NATO United States 1961
Heckler & Koch HK33 Heckler & Koch HK33 Assault Rifle 5.56x45mm NATO Germany 1960s
AKM Assault Rifle AKM Assault Rifle 7.62x39mm Russia 1959
Franchi LF-58 Franchi LF-58 Assault Rifle .30 Carbine Italy 1958
SA Vz. 58 SA Vz. 58 Assault Rifle 7.62x39mm M43 Czechoslovakia 1958
2B-A-40 2B-A-40 Assault Rifle 7.62x39mm Russia 1958
ZB-530 ZB-530 Assault Rifle 7.62x45mm vz. 52 Czechoslovakia 1954
Sturmgewehr 52 - W+F Bern StG-52 Sturmgewehr 52 - W+F Bern StG-52 assault rifle 7.5x55mm Swiss,7.5x55mm Swiss

Switzerland 1952
EM-2 Rifle No.9 Mk1 EM-2 Rifle No.9 Mk1 assault rifle 7 mm Mk1Z (7x43mm)
7.62x51mm NATO
6.25x43mm
United Kingdom 1951
CZ 522 CZ 522 Assault Rifle 7.62x45mm vz. 52 Czechoslovakia 1950s
TKB-517 TKB-517 Assault Rifle 7.62x39mm Russia 1950s
AK-47 AK-47 Russian Assault Rifle 7.62x39mm Russia 1947


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