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Type Bullpup assault rifle
Place of origin Iran
Service history
Used by Iranian Armed Forces[citation needed]
Production history
Designed 2001
Manufacturer Defense Industries Organization
Produced 2003-present
Weight 3.7kg (with long barrel and empty 30-round magazine)
Length 780 mm, 730 mm, 680 mm

Cartridge 5.56×45mm NATO
Caliber 5.56mm
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 800 to 850 round/min, cyclic
Muzzle velocity 900 to 950 m/s
Effective firing range 450 m
Feed system Various STANAG Magazines
Sights Iron sights

The KH2002 Khaybar is an Iranian-designed assault rifle, derived from the DIO S 5.56 assault rifle and further developed by Iran's Defense Industries Organization (DIO).[1][2] It was designed in 2001 with samples produced in 2003 with the eventual production of the KH2002 commencing in 2004. It is similar in appearance to the FAMAS assault rifle.[3]


The KH2002 features a four-position fire selector lever which is situated toward the rear of the left side butt-stock behind magazine housing.[4] The weapon is not ambidextrous.[5]

The selector offers semi-automatic, fully automatic and three-round burst options,[2] with the safety selection in the forward position.

The DIO promotes the KH2002 as a "low-recoil, highly accurate, lightweight" weapon, with "modular construction for easy maintenance" and a rotating bolt locking mechanism, presumably designed to facilitate ambidextrous firing, protected under a carrying handle that contains the rear sight.[3] The carrying handle can also be used to mount optical or night sights.[6]

The weight of the KH2002 with the long barrel and an empty 30-round magazine is given as 3.7 kg. The weapon can also be fitted with an optional bipod and a bayonet.[3][6] The KH2002 appears to be made of two plastic shells, one holding the grip barrel and gas tube and the other housing the M16 type bolt and hammer.

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