The 5.56 mm Light Support Weapon (LSW) is designed to provide small expeditionary units with a high volume of accurate support fire without increasing the logistical load. The LSW shares the same ammunition, magazines and operating principals as the rifle or carbine. The high-rate gas system [large gas tube & hydraulic buffer] along with the heavy chrome lined barrel allow for a greater volume of fire without compromising accuracy. The LSW meets or exceeds all applicable military standards including: reliability, accuracy, lethality, maintainability, and safety in all environmental and operational conditions. For those units who must deal with confined space issues, the LSW can also be configured with a collapsing buttstock.
|CALIBRE||5.56 x 45 mm NATO|
|WEIGHT||5.42 kg (14.5 lbs)|
|BARREL LENGTH||51 cm (20 in)|
|RIFLING||1 turn in 178 mm (7 in)|
|CYCLE RATE [RPM]||600-800|
|MUZZLE VELOCITY||940 m/s (3100 fps)|