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ST Engineering updates Singapore Army’s standard service weapon

27th February 2024 - 21:32 GMT | by Roy Choo in Singapore


The sharpshooter version of the next-generation SAR 21 weighs 4.5kg, features a SMASH fire control system and has a longer barrel for better accuracy (Photo: Roy Choo)

STE boosts firearms portfolio with updated SAR 21 and Ultimax 100 variants, revealing it has been targeting sales via updates to the legacy assault rifle and light machine gun.

Singapore’s ST Engineering unveiled an updated version of the Singapore Assault Rifle – 21st Century (SAR 21) bullpup assault rifle and the Ultimax 100 light machine gun at the Singapore Airshow 2024.

The next-generation SAR 21 has been launched as a revamped version of the bullpup rifle which has been the Singapore Army’s standard service weapon since 1999.

STE executives told Shephard that it had embarked on the effort as there had been substantial interest in the SAR 21, a significant part of it from the Asia-Pacific market. It was also understood that there could be a requirement to

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Roy Choo


Roy Choo

Rex Choo is a freelance journalist based in Australia.

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