EMERK

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EMERK
Type Bullpup Assault rifle
Light machine gun
Place of origin  Burma
Production history
Designer EMEC (Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Corps)
Manufacturer Myanmar Fritz Werner Industries, ltd., Myanmar Heavy Industries
Variants MA-1 assault rifle (phased out)
MA-2 automatic rifle (limited service)
MA-3 MK.III (Current)
MA-4 grenadier weapon
Specifications
Weight 4.5 kg (EMER K-1 Rifle)
5 kg (EMER K-1 LMG)[citation needed]
3.68 kg (EMERK MA-3 MK.III)

Cartridge 5.56×45mm NATO
Caliber 5.56mm
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 650-800 rpm
Effective firing range 400 m (carbine variant)
550 m (MA-3)
700 m (LMG)
Feed system 30-round detachable STANAG magazine, 100-round detachable drum magazine.[citation needed]
Sights Iron sights and ACOG

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 NATO bullpup rifle. EMERK MA-3 is letest bullpup model, believed to be a copy of Chinese QBZ-97.

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Sources[edit]

  • 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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