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Type Carbine, assault rifle, sniper rifle
Place of origin Brazil
Service history
In service 2012–present
Used by See Users below
Production history
Manufacturer IMBEL
Produced 2012–present
Number built 4.000+
Variants IA2 5.56 Rifle, IA2 5.56 Carbine, IA2 5.56 CQC, IA2 7.62, IA2 7.62 Sniper Rifle
Weight 3.2 kg (7.1 lb) to 3.7 kg (8.2 lb) empty (Depending on the version)
Length 993 mm (39.1 in) to 740 mm (29 in) IA2 5.56/7.62 Rifle
Barrel length 20 in (510 mm) IA2 Sniper Rifle
17.2 in (440 mm) IA2 5.56/7.62 Rifle
14.5 in (370 mm) IA2 5.56 Carbine
10.3 in (260 mm) IA2 5.56 CQC

Cartridge 5.56×45mm NATO
7.62x51mm NATO
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 650–750 round/min cyclic (Depending on the version)
Muzzle velocity 850 m/s (2,800 ft/s) to 900 m/s (3,000 ft/s) (Depending on the version)
Effective firing range 600m-900m (Depending on the version)
Maximum firing range 3600m (Depending on the version)
Feed system STANAG magazine (5.56mm Version)
20 Round FAL Mag (7.62 Version)
Sights Rear sight with side adjustment with 2 positions (150 and 300 meters); various optics[1]

The IA2 assault rifle, designed and built in Brazil by IMBEL, is designed to replace the FAL, M16A2 and HK33 currently in service with the Brazilian Armed Forces.


The IA2 comes in 2 calibers: 5.56x45mm NATO and 7.62x51mm NATO. It should be noted that it is not modular like Colt CM901, Remington ACR, CZ 805, or Beretta ARX-160. The 7.62 NATO variant still uses the FAL operating system (tilting breechblock) versus the 5.56's short-stroke gas piston. The IA2 makes extensive use of polymers, and features a non-reciprocating cocking handle on the left side of the receiver. The 5.56 variant accepts an M16 compatible STANAG magazine, while the 7.62 accepts FAL magazines. The IA2's gas system is manually adjustable.[2]


Thanks to integrated Picatinny rails the IA2 supports a wide range of equipment and accessories such as scopes, flashlights, grenade launchers, lasers, etc.


  • IMBEL IA2 Rifle 5.56mm 17.7"[3]
  • IMBEL IA2 5.56mm Carbine 14.5"
  • IMBEL IA2 CQC 5.56mm 10.3"
  • IMBEL IA2 7.62mm [4]
  • IMBEL IA2 7.62mm Sniper Rifle 20 "


 Brazil: The IA2 and its variants being distributed in 2012 to some security forces (Military Police, Civil Police and Federal) and Brazilian Armed Forces (Army, Navy and Air Force).