S&T Daewoo XK8

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Daewoo XK8
DAR-21 Kore Piyade Tüfeği.JPG
XK8 rifle on display. A riflescope is mounted on the picatinny railing.
Type Assault rifle
Place of origin  Republic of Korea
Service history
In service Test only
Production history
Designer S&T Daewoo
Manufacturer S&T Daewoo
Specifications
Weight 3.50 kg (7.7 lb) (w/o magazine)
Length 780 mm
Barrel length 508 mm

Cartridge 5.56x45mm NATO
Action Gas-operated, Tappet type
Rate of fire 850 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 940 m/s
Effective firing range 600m (point target)
Feed system Various STANAG magazines.
Sights 3X optical scope
laser designator

S&T Daewoo XK8, also known as DAR-21 (Daewoo Assault Rifle-21st Century), is a 5.56x45mm NATO bullpup assault rifle developed and manufactured by S&T Daewoo intended to replace Daewoo Precision Industries K2 assault rifle for the Republic of Korea Armed Forces. XK8 was the first firearm developed solely by the Korean defense company without the request from the military. However, after the field tests by Republic of Korea Army Special Warfare Command, it was rejected and was not mass-produced. The rifle is now offered for export only.

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