Light Machine Gun
|Place of origin||Burma|
|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)
|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.|
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.
The Myanmar troops that have the EMERK-1, especially governmental guards, don't like it because it's prone to jams and stoppages.
- 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
- EMERK-3 rifle and MA-1 carbine, SecurityArms.com