Abu Dhabi-based Caracal, a small arms manufacturer has unveiled Sultan, a 5.56mm calibre assault rifle at IDEX 2017.
"Sultan is the company's latest light firearm. It is a 100 per cent national product. It was designed for various assault missions and is capable of carrying a range of military accessories such as flashlights, silencers and sights," Salim Al Ameri, CEO of Caracal International was quoted as saying to WAM Tuesday.
Sultan is a development of the CAR 817 DMR, a 7.62mm, high precision semi-automatic, gas operated, rotating bolt system tactical rifle, produced by Caracal, he said in an interview at the 13th International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), being held in Abu Dhabi.
Another feature of Sultan is that it does not need to be cleaned of carbon and fouling, even after hundreds of shots.
The subsidiary of Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC), Caracal is eyeing to meet the demand for small firearms by the UAE Armed Forces, as well as cater to clients in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and South Africa.
It is not yet known if the new weapon has been qualified to be accepted by the armed forces of the UAE or any other gulf state.
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