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Brazilian Army approves 7.62mm IA2 rifle

10th March 2021 - 12:11 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

A 7.62mm version of IA2 will join the 5.56mm variant that is already in use with the Brazilian Army.

The Department of Science and Technology in the Brazilian Army has  approved the 7.62mm variant of the Imbel IA2 assault rifle, following the submission of an evaluation report.

The weapon was tested in  simulated combat conditions, including after immersion in sea water, state-owned Imbel announced on its website.

This test was conducted by the Army Assessment Center (CAEx) at Marambaia, with the participation of military personnel from the 1st Parachute Cavalry Squadron.

The 5.56mm IA2 assault rifle was approved in September 2015 as the standard infantry rifle for the Brazilian Army.  

Imbel gained experience in producing 7.62mm weapons by making the FN Herstal 7.62mm FAL under licence.

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