Thailand’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) is displaying a new 5.56mm assault rifle developed by the army research and development office and King Mongkut’s University of Technology.
The 5.56mm rifle will replace the current assault rifles in use with the Royal Thai Army (RTA). The assault rifle chambers a 5.56X45mm NATO (M855/SS109) cartridge and has an effective firing range of 800m. Point targets can be hit out to a range of 550m.
The barrel life for the weapon is 20,000 rounds.
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