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SAR 80

The Singapore Assault Rifle 80 (SAR 80) is an indigenously built, conventional assault rifle from Singapore.

Rifle, 5.56 MM, SAR 80
The SAR 80 assault rifle
TypeAssault rifle
Place of originSingapore, United Kingdom
Service history
Used bySee Users
WarsSri Lankan Civil War
Yugoslav Wars
Somali Civil War
Kivu conflict
Production history
DesignerFrank Waters
Designed1976-1984
ManufacturerChartered Industries of Singapore (CIS, now ST Kinetics)
No. built20,000 (in Singapore), unknown number of exports
VariantsStandard, Grenade launcher
Specifications
Mass3.7 kg (8.2 lb) (empty and without accessories)
Length970 millimetres (38 in), 738 millimetres (29.1 in) with butt folded
Barrel length459 millimetres (18 in)

Cartridge5.56×45mm NATO
ActionGas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire600 round/min
Feed systemVarious STANAG magazines
SightsIron sights

Contents

In the late 1960s, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) adopted the AR-15 as their main service rifle.[citation needed] Due to difficulties in obtaining the rifles from the United States, the Singaporean government purchased a license to domestically manufacture the M16 rifle, which was then designated the M16S1. However, the domestic rifle requirements were not sufficient to allow Chartered Industries of Singapore (CIS, now Singapore Technologies Kinetics) to economically maintain operations at its rifle factory. Export sales of the M16S1 were not a viable option. Due to the requirements of the license agreement, CIS had to request permission from Colt and the US State Department to allow any export sale, which they rarely granted.

In the early 1970s, Sterling Armaments Company engineers had developed their own 5.56 mm rifle design, the Light Automatic Rifle (LAR), but this had been shelved when Sterling acquired a manufacturing licence for the US-designed Armalite AR-18 assault rifle. While Sterling could not legally sublicense the AR-18, their LAR design was available. As a result, the new Singapore rifle design closely resembled the LAR externally while having AR-18 elements internally.

The successor to this weapon is the SR-88.

Slovenian Territorial Defence equipped with the SAR 80.
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SAR 80
SAR 80 Article Talk Language Watch Edit 160 160 Redirected from SAR 80 The Singapore Assault Rifle 80 SAR 80 is an indigenously built conventional assault rifle from Singapore Rifle 5 56 MM SAR 80The SAR 80 assault rifleTypeAssault riflePlace of originSingapore United KingdomService historyUsed bySee UsersWarsSri Lankan Civil War Yugoslav Wars Somali Civil War 1 Kivu conflictProduction historyDesignerFrank WatersDesigned1976 1984ManufacturerChartered Industries of Singapore CIS now ST Kinetics No built20 000 in Singapore unknown number of exportsVariantsStandard Grenade launcherSpecificationsMass3 7 kg 8 2 lb empty and without accessories Length970 millimetres 38 in 738 millimetres 29 1 in with butt foldedBarrel length459 millimetres 18 in Cartridge5 56 45mm NATOActionGas operated rotating boltRate of fire600 round minFeed systemVarious STANAG magazinesSightsIron sights Contents 1 History and development 2 Users 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory and development EditIn the late 1960s the Singapore Armed Forces SAF adopted the AR 15 as their main service rifle citation needed Due to difficulties in obtaining the rifles from the United States the Singaporean government purchased a license to domestically manufacture the M16 rifle which was then designated the M16S1 However the domestic rifle requirements were not sufficient to allow Chartered Industries of Singapore CIS now Singapore Technologies Kinetics to economically maintain operations at its rifle factory Export sales of the M16S1 were not a viable option Due to the requirements of the license agreement CIS had to request permission from Colt and the US State Department to allow any export sale which they rarely granted In the early 1970s Sterling Armaments Company engineers had developed their own 5 56 mm rifle design the Light Automatic Rifle LAR but this had been shelved when Sterling acquired a manufacturing licence for the US designed Armalite AR 18 assault rifle While Sterling could not legally sublicense the AR 18 their LAR design was available 2 3 As a result the new Singapore rifle design closely resembled the LAR externally while having AR 18 elements internally The successor to this weapon is the SR 88 Users Edit Slovenian Territorial Defence equipped with the SAR 80 Central African Republic Seen in the hands of Central African Gendarmerie 4 Croatia Croatian Army 5 6 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Defence Force 7 Slovenia Slovenian Army 8 Somalia Somalia received SAR 80s during the 1980s 8 Most seen in the Middle East heavily modified by various forces fighting in the region 9 Sri Lanka 10 Zaire 11 DR Congo Some used by Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda in Democratic Republic of Congo 11 See also EditSA80 Leader Dynamics Series T2 MK5 Heckler amp Koch G36 List of assault riflesReferences Edit Small Arms Survey 2012 Surveying the Battlefield Illicit Arms In Afghanistan Iraq and Somalia Small Arms Survey 2012 Moving Targets Cambridge University Press p 338 ISBN 978 0 521 19714 4 Archived from the original PDF on 2018 08 31 Retrieved 2018 08 30 The Sterling Years Small Arms and the Men James Edmiston ISBN 1848844379 Military Small Arms of the 20th Century 4th Edition by Ian V Hogg and John Weeks ISBN 0 910676 28 3 Ca 1981 Berman Eric G Lombard Louisa N December 2008 The Central African Republic and Small Arms A Regional Tinderbox PDF Small Arms Survey pp 82 94 ISBN 978 2 8288 0103 8 Archived from the original PDF on August 2 2014 Mikulan K Thomas Nigel 12 Apr 2006 The Yugoslav Wars 1 Slovenia amp Croatia 1991 95 Elite 138 Osprey Publishing p 49 ISBN 9781841769639 Popenker Max R SAR 80 Singapore Modern Firearms Archived from the original on 2006 06 19 Retrieved 2006 06 06 Alpers Philip 2010 Karp Aaron ed The Politics of Destroying Surplus Small Arms Inconspicuous Disarmament Abingdon on Thames Routledge Books pp 168 169 ISBN 978 0 415 49461 8 a b C J CHIVERS January 25 2012 Somali Pirate Gun Locker An Oddball Assault Rifle at Sea The New York Times Retrieved 23 March 2013 https silahreport com 2019 08 03 sr podcast no 3 turkish glockalikes singaporean rifles in yemen and the sudanese defense industry Smith Chris October 2003 In the Shadow of a Cease fire The Impacts of Small Arms Availability and Misuse in Sri Lanka PDF Small Arms Survey Archived from the original PDF on January 12 2011 a b Small Arms Survey 2015 Waning Cohesion The Rise and Fall of the FDLR FOCA PDF Small Arms Survey 2015 weapons and the world PDF Cambridge University Press p 201 Archived from the original PDF on July 1 2015 External links EditModern Firearms Sterling Assault Rifle Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title SAR 80 amp oldid 1047038712, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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