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Type Assault Rifle
Light Machine Gun
Place of origin  Burma
Production history
Designer EMEC (Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Corps)
Manufacturer Myanmar Fritz Werner Industries, ltd.
Variants MA-1 assault rifle
Weight 4.5 kg (EMER K-1 Rifle)
5 kg (EMER K-1 LMG)[citation needed]

Cartridge 5.56×45mm NATO
Caliber 5.56mm
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 650 rpm
Effective firing range 400 m
Feed system 30 round STANAG magazine or a 100 round drum magazine.[citation needed]
Sights Iron

EMER K is a designation for two completely unrelated assault rifles currently in use in Burma as the EMER K-1 and EMER K-3. The EMER K-1 is a 5.56×45mm bullpup rifle. The EMER K-3 is a licensed copy of the IMI Galil.


EMER K-1 is manufactured by EMEC and Myanmar Heavy Industries (MHI). Little is known about the design except the bull-pup layout.[1]

The Myanmar troops that have the EMERK-1, especially governmental guards, don't like it because it's prone to jams and stoppages.[citation needed]



  • V. Kenneth. "Burmese Small Arms Development". Small Arms Review, August 2009. Pg. 79.
  • "Burma Making Small Arms". The Irrawaddy. AUGUST 1998 - VOLUME 6, NO.4

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